What is the inflammatory process of ocular toxoplasmosis?

Updated: Mar 08, 2019
  • Author: Murat Hökelek, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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There are 5 hypotheses related to the inflammatory process of ocular toxoplasmosis, as follows [9] :

  • Infection and inflammatory response after spontaneous cyst rupture

  • Parasitic toxic mediators released from T gondii

  • Lytic effect of inflammatory mediators

  • Delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to antigens of T gondii

  • Cell-mediated immunity against retinal antigens


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