Corpus ID: 8433269

Sudden death due to cardiac toxoplasmosis.

@article{Lanjewar2006SuddenDD,
  title={Sudden death due to cardiac toxoplasmosis.},
  author={D. N. Lanjewar and Sandip Agale and Arun R. Chitale and Shashank R. Joshi},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
  year={2006},
  volume={54},
  pages={
          244-5
        }
}
The recognition of cardiac toxoplasmosis has increased in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The functional consequences of toxoplasmosis of heart vary considerably depending on the intensity of inflammatory reaction, the extent of involvement of myocardial muscle fibers by necrosis and intramyocytic presence of tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii. This report describes a case of toxoplasma myocarditis that lead to fatal cardiac arrest. To the best of our knowledge, this is the… Expand
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