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How is encephalitis related to toxoplasmosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Encephalitis is a very severe infection of the brain. If toxoplasmosis infects the brain it can lead to encephalitis. Individuals with HIV/AIDS can potentially die from toxoplasmosis encephalitis. This is why individuals with a compromised immune system should seek immediate medical help if they think they have toxoplasmosis.

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