Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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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
3Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey
Corresponding author : Prof. Ahmet Bekar
Uludag University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Gorukle, 16059, Bursa, Turkey
Tel: +90 224-2952740; Fax: -90 224-4429263
E-mail: abekar@uludag.ed
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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