oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Human toxoplasmosis In Rhodesia

Volume 20, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



From a study of the sera of 470 European subjects in Rhodesia, it appears that Toxoplasma infection is relatively common, in all 25,7 per cent. of the subjects giving positive results when screened at a titre of 1/16 with the Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test. Undoubted clinical cases do occur in this country and the diagnosis must be borne in mind especially in cases of lymphadenopathy in a mononucleosis-like disease with a negative Paul-Bunnell. However, care must be exercised to differentiate genuine cases of toxo-disease from coincident cases of toxo-infection and a conservative approach to treatment is indicated.

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