Varicella-like cutaneous toxoplasmosis in a patient with aplastic anemia.

Abstract : A 60-year-old patient with aplastic anemia presented with vesicular varicella-like skin lesions on her face, arms, legs, back, and abdomen. However, diagnosis for herpetic infection was negative. Findings of a skin biopsy led to a tentative histologic diagnosis of toxoplasmosis, and infection with Toxoplasma gondii was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and PCR. Cutaneous toxoplasmosis is a rare finding in immunocompromised patients and might mimic other infectious diseases, and vesicular lesions associated with toxoplasmosis have not been reported previously.
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Stefan Zimmermann, Eva Hadaschik, Alexander Dalpke, Jessica C Hassel, Daniel Ajzenberg, et al.. Varicella-like cutaneous toxoplasmosis in a patient with aplastic anemia.. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, 2013, 51 (4), pp.1341-4. ⟨10.1128/JCM.02851-12⟩. ⟨hal-00925106⟩

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