Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


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.