Pulmonary and Renal Toxoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Adult Patient

Erika Pangracio, Viviane de Macedo, Priscilla Koppe Alves


Toxoplasmosis is caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), which is one of the most widespread zoonotic pathogens known today. It is a global health hazard as they infect 30-50% of the world’s human population. Acute toxoplasmosis is usually asymptomatic and self-limited in immunocompetent people, recovering without treatment and do not require specific therapy. Therefore, rare complications are associated with infection in the individuals with normal immune systems. However, we present a rare case of an immunocompetent man with acute T. gondii infection confirmed by serology, subsequently presented with two life-threatening organ dysfunctions: severe renal and pulmonary involvement, requiring hospitalization and anti-parasitic treatment.

J Med Cases. 2023;14(2):50-53
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc4029


Toxoplasmosis; Immunocompetent; Renal disease; Pulmonary disease

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