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Cerebral toxoplasmosis in a patient with myasthenia gravis and thymoma with immunodeficiency/Good’s syndrome: a case report

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Background

Patients with thymoma with immunodeficiency (TWI)/Good’s syndrome characteristically have evidence of combined immunodeficiency including low or absent B-cells, hypogammaglobulinemia and defects in T-cell mediated immunity. These patients can present with common or opportunistic infections.

Case presentation

A 54-year-old female was diagnosed with cerebral toxoplasmosis. This occurred on a background of metastatic thymoma previously treated with chemoth...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12879-016-1801-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; NDM Experimental Medicine
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
457
Publication date:
2016-08-30
Acceptance date:
2016-08-23
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ISSN:
1471-2334
Pubs id:
pubs:834827
URN:
uri:1d96a81d-3bd1-4efc-9ec3-f70052021aff
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uuid:1d96a81d-3bd1-4efc-9ec3-f70052021aff
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pubs:834827

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