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Unusual cause of dementia in an immunocompetent host : toxoplasmic encephalitis : case report


Habek, Mario; Ozretić, David; Žarković, Kamelija; Djaković, Višnja; Mubrin, Zdenko
Unusual cause of dementia in an immunocompetent host : toxoplasmic encephalitis : case report // Neurological sciences, 30 (2009), 1; 45-49 doi:10.1007/s10072-008-0007-5 (recenziran, članak, stručni)


Naslov
Unusual cause of dementia in an immunocompetent host : toxoplasmic encephalitis : case report

Autori
Habek, Mario ; Ozretić, David ; Žarković, Kamelija ; Djaković, Višnja ; Mubrin, Zdenko

Izvornik
Neurological sciences (1590-1874) 30 (2009), 1; 45-49

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, stručni

Ključne riječi
Toxoplasmic encephalitis; dementia; immunocompetent

Sažetak
A 69-year-old male was presented with a 2-month history of cognitive decline. The most profound deficit was observed in short-term verbal and visual memory and recognition. He was otherwise healthy, apart from atrial fibrillation diagnosed 5 months before. Brain MRI revealed T2 hyperintensities in the left thalamus, right pulvinar thalami, both putamina and right head of caudate nucleus without diffusion restriction on DWI sequences. CSF examination revealed elevated proteins. He was HIV negative. The course of the disease was complicated with gram negative sepsis and the patient diead 14 days later. Autopsy revealed the brain lesions to have been caused by toxoplasmic encephalitis. Toxoplasmic encephalitis is an extremely rare cause of rapidly progressive dementia in immunocompetent patients. In patients with multiple lesions, hyperintense on T2 and hypointense on T1 weighted sequences, without diffusion restriction and some expansive effect, infectious causes should be considered, even in the absance of classical signs of infectious diseases ad CSF pleocythosis.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
098-0982464-2519 - Lipidi, slobodni radikali i njihovi glasnici u integrativnoj onkologiji (Neven Žarković, )
108-0000000-0028 - Oksidacijski stres i tumori središnjeg živčanog sustava (Kamelija Žarković, )
108-0131484-0032 - Sustav poremećaja kortikalnih funkcija u neurološkim bolestima (Zdenko Mubrin, )
108-1081874-1988 - Molekularne i biološke osnove demijelinizacijskih bolesti živčanog sustava (Vesna Brinar, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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