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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes : Avoid cats and cat litter ( cat excrement is the vector of spread) when pregnant.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: The risk of vertical transmission increases with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Conversely, the risks of intracranial lesions and serious neurodevelopmental sequelae decrease with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Rarely, fetal infection leads to stillbirth or neonatal death.

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