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Toxoplasma is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite which is pathogenic for many species of birds and mammals, including man. Although it was first described by Nicolle and Manceaux in 1908 in a North African rodent, the gondi, it was not until 1939 that Wolf, Cowen and Paige brought conclusive proof of its pathogenicity for man in the case of an infant dying of encephalitis. This observation has been abundantly confirmed, and the clinical and pathologic features of the infection in infants have been precisely described (Cowen, Wolf and Paige,1 Feldman2). Some of the earlier reports have been considered in a
C. PW. HUMAN TOXOPLASMOSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1134–1139. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-5-1134
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(5):1134-1139.
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