What are less common symptoms of toxoplasmosis in persons with AIDS?

Updated: Mar 08, 2019
  • Author: Murat Hökelek, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Other, uncommon manifestations of toxoplasmosis in patients with AIDS include the following:

  • Panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus

  • Multiple organ involvement, with the disease manifesting as acute respiratory failure and hemodynamic abnormalities similar to septic shock

  • Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion and possibly orchitis

  • Gastrointestinal system invasion of T gondii may result in abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or ascites (due to involvement of the stomach, peritoneum, or pancreas)

  • Acute hepatic failure

  • Musculoskeletal involvement

  • Parkinsonism

  • Focal dystonia

  • Rubral tremor

  • Hemichorea-hemiballismus


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