Necrotizing pancreatitis and multisystem organ failure associated with toxoplasmosis in a patient with AIDS

Sunil K. Ahuja, William Thelmo, Andrew Seymour, Kenneth R. Phelps, Seema S. Ahuja, Kenneth R. Phelps

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Abstract

Extraneural manifestations of toxoplasmosis often are not recognized antemortem in patients with AIDS. We describe a patient who was seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus and presented with lethargy, abdominal tenderness, rapidly progressive ventilatory failure, rhabdomyolysis, myoglobinuria, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Although the diagnosis of pancreatitis was not considered while the patient was alive, an autopsy demonstrated pancreatic necrosis associated with toxoplasmal cysts. No other infection was evident. This case suggests that Toxoplasma gondii can cause severe pancreatitis in patients with AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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