Toxoplasma Gondii


Toxoplasmosis typically causes multiple CNS mass lesions and presents with encephalopathy and focal neurologic findings.

Diagnostic Testing


Disease represents reactivation of a previous infection, and the serologic workup is usually positive.


  • MRI of the brain is the best radiographic technique for diagnosis.
  • Often the diagnosis relies on response to empiric treatment, as seen by a reduction in the size of the mass lesions.

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