Issue: 2020 > December > case report

Brain lesions in a patient with rectal cancer: mind your step

P. Mohammadi, M.A. Heitbrink, J.F.P. Wagenaar, M.P. Hendriks
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Cerebral toxoplasmosis is a potentially fatal infection most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients. We present a patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy after kidney transplantation and a recent history of oligometastatic rectal cancer, with cerebral lesions as a result of toxoplasmosis. Heightened awareness of the occurrence of opportunistic infections in patients with cancer who are taking immunosuppressive drugs is needed among clinicians.