Dermatomyositis-like syndrome following acute toxoplasmosis.

Amir Saberin*, Charlotte Lutgen, René Louis Humbel, François Hentges

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The case of a patient who developed an acute dermatomyositis-like syndrome upon infection by Toxoplasma gondii is reported. Emphasis is given on the chronology of the anti-Toxoplasma IgM and IgG antibody rise, the muscle enzyme movements, the antinuclear antibody development in comparison to the clinical symptoms and their follow-up after Toxoplasma treatment. The close monitoring of the sequential clinical and biological pattern allows insights into the infectious and auto-immune diseases presented by this patient. Taking into account other reported cases and the clinical presentation of this patient some conclusions and recommendations are inferred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-119
Number of pages11
JournalBulletin de la Société des Sciences Médicales du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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