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Acquired Chorioretinitis Due to Toxoplasmosis

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University of Vermont College of Medicine; Burlington, Vermont

Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(1):58-60. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-90-1-58
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Chorioretinitis due to Toxoplasma gondii in the adult is generally a late sequela of congenital infection (1). Perkins (2), in an extensive review of ocular toxoplasmosis, concluded that almost all cases of toxoplasmic chorioretinitis seen in the United Kingdom were of congenital origin. Unless a serial two-tube rise to high titers by any serologic test occurs or a single high IgM indirect fluorescent antibody titer is present, acute toxoplasmosis cannot be confirmed (1). Considerable controversy remains about whether chorioretinitis can occur with acquired disease, although reports by Saari and colleagues (3), Masur and associates (4), and our case here seem


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