Congestive cardiomyopathy is a clinical entity which may be due to many different etiologies in addition to the primary type. The case presented defines the etiology in a 30-year-old patient as previous acute toxoplasma myocarditis. This diagnosis was corroborated by diagnostic rise of fluorescent antibody and Sabin-Feldman dye test titers and response to specific therapy. Toxoplasmosis has to be considered among the causes of congestive cardiomyopathy.
Alam, Mohsin; Duvernoy, Wolf F. C.; Quinn, Edward L.; and Fisher, Evelyn J.
"Congestive Cardiomyopathy as an End Stage of Toxoplasma Myocarditis,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 23
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