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ISSN : 1225-0082(Print)
ISSN : 2288-1905(Online)
The Medical Journal of Chosun University Vol.44 No.1 pp.74-77
DOI :

Histopathologic features of toxoplasmic lymphadenitis: A case report and review of the literature

Mi-Ja Lee
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea
Corresponding author Mi-Ja Lee Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chosun University, 309 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61452, Korea Tel: +82-62-230-6345 Fax: +82-62-226-5860

Abstract

A primary infection with Toxoplasma gondii is usually asymptomatic, but some patients may have cervical lymphadenopathy and ocular disease. Toxoplasmosis is a common cause of lymphadenopathy. However, histopathologic examination to diagnose it usually does not reveal toxoplasmic cysts. Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis can be established by serological techniques or by direct detection of the parasite. Therefore, it is necessary to recognize the characteristic histopathological findings of toxoplasmic lymphadenitis and to confirm by serological or PCR results for toxoplasmosis. We describe histopathologic features of a case of toxoplasmic lymphadenitis with review of the literature, confirmed by serological evidence in a 50-year-old man.

톡소포자충 림프절염의 병리조직학적 특징: 증례보고와 문헌고찰

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조선대학교 의과대학 병리학교실

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