Toxoplasma seropositivity and depression: a case report

Kar, Nilamadhab; Misra, Baikunthanath
January 2004
BMC Psychiatry;2004, Vol. 4, p1
Academic Journal
Case Study
Background: The association between toxoplasmosis and psychiatric disorders has been reported in a few anecdotal reports. Case Presentation: A case of depression with toxoplasma seropositivity is presented. The patient with depression showed poor response to antidepressants, for which he was investigated and was found positive on the serological test for the toxoplasma. The response to antidepressant treatment improved only after adequate treatment for toxoplasma. Conclusions: The case suggests a probable association between toxoplasmosis and depression.


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