Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2007;34(3):526-531.
Published online August 31, 2007.
CONGENITAL TOXOPLASMOSIS: A CASE REPORT
Jee Young Park1, Seung Oh Kim2, Jong Soo Kim1
1Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Dankook University
2Dept. of Anesthesiology, School of Dentistry, Dankook University 
Correspondence:  Seung Oh Kim,  Tel: +82-41-550-1863, Fax: +82-41-555-2329, Email: ksomd@dku.edu
Abstract
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection caused by the obligate parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, that is distributed throughout the world. Infection is produced by contact with animal like dog, cat, pig, cow or horse. It is also possible to produce clinical disease in the form of oropharyngeal infection through consumption of raw or incompletely cooked meat. Handling of contaminated cat litter has been found to be the major route of transmission. There are two clinical manifestations of toxoplasmosis: the congenital and the acquired form. The congenital form is characterized by hydrocephalus, chorioretinitis, convulsion, and intracerebral calcifications in the newborn. The acquired form is further subdivided into the disseminated and the lymphadenopathic types, the latter being the more common form of the disease in men. This is a case report of a Korean 8 year 2 months female congenital toxoplasmosis child. Clinical feature, patient's medical history, radiographic evaluation and dental problems are discussed in this report.
Key Words: Congenital toxoplasmosis, Parasitic infection


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