Skin in the game

Academic Article


  • A 23-year-old man with a history of migraine and focal seizures, developed painless visual loss in the left eye associated with optic disk edema. There was no recent history of cat exposure except for a cat that lives outside. Initial laboratory studies were negative. magnetic resonance imaging brain and orbits without and with fat suppression and intravenous contrast was normal. The patient admitted to routinely skinning, processing and consuming deer while not wearing gloves, and he also frequently had cuts on his hands while doing so. The serum Toxoplasma gondii IgG antibody returned at >400 (0–7.1 IU/mL) with the IgM at 10.4 (0–7.9 AU/mL).
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    Author List

  • Vaphiades MS; Grondines B; Kline LB; Riser E; Spencer D
  • Start Page

  • 308
  • End Page

  • 311
  • Volume

  • 68
  • Issue

  • 2