Pediatric Toxoplasmosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 15, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of toxoplasmosis include the following:

  • Sarcoidosis

  • Sepsis

  • Syphilis

  • Tuberculosis

  • Tularemia

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis include the following:

  • Encephalopathies

  • Erythroblastosis fetalis

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection

  • Rubella

  • Cytomegalovirus infection

  • Syphilis

  • Congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigmented epithelium

  • Congenital retinal abnormalities

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Toxoplasma encephalitis include the following:

  • Vasculitis

  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

  • Malignancy

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection

Differential Diagnoses