Cerebral toxoplasmosis after renal transplantation. Case report and review.


  • Saraiva Da Cunha Infectious Diseases Clinic, Coimbra University Hospital.
  • Eugénia Ferreira
  • Isabel Ramos
  • Raúl Martins
  • Luís De Freitas
  • J. Luís Borges
  • R. Côrte-Real
  • A. Mota
  • A. Meliço-Silvestre
  • A. Linhares Furtado




Infection caused by Toxoplasma gondii is a frequent event in Portugal. When this occurs in immunocompetent individuals, it is rarely a matter of concern; the contrary occurs with immunosuppressed patients or in pregnancy. Transplant patients are treated with immunosuppressive drugs which mainly disturb their mechanisms of cellular immunity, and that opens the way to infections by opportunistic intracellular microorganisms. We recently treated a renal transplant patient who suffered from cerebral toxoplasmosis, and this provided an opportunity for a review of the other 20 patients reported in medical literature to date.


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Da Cunha S, Ferreira E, Ramos I, Martins R, De Freitas L, Borges JL, Côrte-Real R, Mota A, Meliço-Silvestre A, Linhares Furtado A. Cerebral toxoplasmosis after renal transplantation. Case report and review. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 1994 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Mar. 1];7:S61-S66. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/3026



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