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Cerebral Toxoplasmosis in Multiple Myeloma

ATHANASIOS THEOLOGIDES, M.D.; KENNETH OSTERBERG, M.D.; and B. J. KENNEDY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1071-1074. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1071
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The occurrence of fungal and protozoal infections in patients with advanced malignant disease is increasing in frequency, in patients receiving irradiation therapy, chemotherapy or adrenal steroids. During treatment for multiple myeloma a patient developed an infection with Toxoplasma gondii that was limited to the central nervous system.

CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old housewife (L. K. UH 918525) was first seen in the University of Minnesota Hospitals because of fatigue of 2 years' duration and chest and back pain of 1 1/2 year's duration.The only abnormal finding on physical examination was rib tenderness. The hemoglobin was 12.2 g/100 ml, and the

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