J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1999 May;40(5):1415-1420.

A Case of Congenital Toxoplasmosis in the Neonate

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Dankook Medical Center, The Dankook University, College of Medicine.


Congenital toxoplasmosis is caused by vertical transmission of Toxoplasma gondii from the mother during pregnancy. The road clinical spectrum of congenital toxoplasmosis ranges from stillbirth or death shortly after birth to survival with either cerebral damage or mild or subclinical disease, consisting usually of ocular involvement. Recently we experienced a neonate with congenital toxoplasmosis. The diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis was confirmed on the basis of clinical findings such as chorioretinitis, CT findings of multiple cerebral calcifications calcifications, hydrocephalus, and positive serologic test for toxoplasma IgM anti body. Therefore, we report our case with a review of related literature.


Chorioretinitis; Congenital toxoplasmosis; Hydrocephalus; Neonate
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