Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 4 Issue: 5

Left Cerebellary Toxoplasmosis with No Immunodefiency: Case Report

Bekar A1*, Eser P1, Yilmaz E2 and Sav A3
1Uludag University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery Department, Gorukle, Bursa, Turkey
2Uludag University School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Department, Gorukle, Bursa, Turkey
3Ac─▒badem University School of Medicine, Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey
Corresponding author : Prof. Ahmet Bekar
Uludag University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Gorukle, 16059, Bursa, Turkey
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Received: July 22, 2015 Accepted: December 16, 2015 Published: December 23, 2015
Citation: Bekar A, Eser P, Yilmaz E, Sav A (2015) Left Cerebellary Toxoplasmosis with No Immunodefiency: Case Report. J Spine Neurosurg 4:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000202


Toxoplasmosis is caused by an infection with an obligate intracellular parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The patients are usually immunocompromised. It causes a silent infection in healthy individuals. Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole is the most common drug used for toxoplasmosis. A fifty year old male applied to our out-patient department with the complaint of right hemiparesis, walking difficulty, ear humming and facial asymmetry on May 2010. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a left cerebellary mass lesion. He was operated and the pathological findings were consistent with ‘toxoplasmosis’; although we could not demonstrate an immunodeficiency in this patient.

Keywords: Cerebrallary mass; Toxoplasmosis; Immunocompromised patient

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