Case Report
Volume 9 Issue 8 - 2020
Central Diabetes Insipidus as a Manifestation of Congenital Toxoplasmosis. Case Report and Literature Review
Iñaki González Baqué1*, Ana Paola De Cosio Farias1, Lluvia Vianey Fajardo Zallas1, Sletza Lissette Arguinzoniz Valenzuela1, Patricia Saltigeral Simental2 and Sofía Fortes Gutierrez2
1Pediatric Endocrinology Department, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (INP), Mexico City, Mexico
2Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, (INP) Mexico City, Mexico
*Corresponding Author: Iñaki González Baqué, Pediatric Endocrinology Department, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (INP), Mexico City, Mexico.
Received: July 03, 2020; Published: July 28, 2020




Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an obligate intracellular parasite with the capacity to infect almost any warm blood animal; it’s transmitted to humans in several ways, such as transplacental spread. Most congenitally-infected children are free of symptoms at birth, however among infected newborns 40% have neurological sequelae. Involvement of hypothalamic-pituitary axis is uncommon, when it occurs it usually affects the anterior pituitary and exceptionally the posterior pituitary. In this article we present the case of an infant with congenital toxoplasmosis and central diabetes insipidus, referred to a tertiary care center in Mexico City.

Keywords: Congenital Toxoplasmosis; Central Nervous System; Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis; Central Diabetes Insipidus

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Citation: Iñaki González Baqué., et al. “Central Diabetes Insipidus as a Manifestation of Congenital Toxoplasmosis. Case Report and Literature Review”. EC Paediatrics 9.8 (2020): 198-203.

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