Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Congenital Toxoplasmosis


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is congenital toxoplasmosis. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how congenital toxoplasmosis will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 25 year old woman has just delivered a male child at 40 weeks gestation. Her medical history is unremarkable, and her pregnancy/delivery were uncomplicated. The patient is a veterinary technician. Examination of the child reveals jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, and generalized lymphadenopathy.  A CT scan is performed, and shows active inflammatory lessons, hydrocephalus, and intracranial calcifications. What is the most likely diagnosis in this patient?

Question # 2

A child is born with hydrocephaly, intracranial calcifications, hydrocephalus, chorioretinitis, and experiences seizures. What is the likely diagnosis?


Page Updated: 10.10.2016