oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Toxoplasmosis in Rhodesia

Volume 19, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of toxoplasmosis is presented, a case with prolonged pyrexia, marked prostration, loss of weight, myalgia, but no retinopathy, adenopathy, splenomegaly or meningo-encephalitis. A further case with prolonged pyrexia and retinopathy is also mentioned. Although toxoplasmosis is commonest in the tropical regions of America, and is alleged to be common in Africa, its prevalence in Rhodesia is unknown. Population surveys using skin tests would establish the incidence of the disease, and that the TFA should be utilised along with the febrile agglutinin tests to elucidate the nature of a febrile illness.

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