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what are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis?

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Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Toxoplasmosis : The vast majority of adults with primary toxoplasma infection have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, patients often complain of fevers, chills, and sweats in association with prominent enlargement of lymph nodes in the neck. Blood testing is needed for diagnosis.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is toxoplasmosis?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Rare infection: Toxoplasomosis is a rare infection that can cause problems if it occurs in pregnancy. The main source of toxoplasmosis in the United States is undercooked meat, not cats as everyone assumes. Outdoor cats that kill their own food may introduce toxoplasomosis into the home by passing the organism into their litter box. Indoor cats that consume food that is provided to them will not get toxo.
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How can I get toxoplasmosis?

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Undercooked meat: Most people (and even some doctors) think it is cats. But cats are not a major reason for toxoplasmosis in this country. Undercooked meat is the most common way people acquire toxoplasmosis. Eat your meat well-done!
A 21-year-old member asked:

How common is toxoplasmosis?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Fairly: According to the CDC, about 60 million people in the US have this parasite in their body. Risk of getting sick increases in pregnancy or if immunity is low. People are exposed by eating undercooked vegetables or meat or from cat litter.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can toxoplasmosis be fatal?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes.: For most healthy people, toxoplasmosis is not fatal - in fact, 80-90% of healthy people don't ever get symptoms of the disease. However, if you are pregnant or are immunocompromised (aids), you are at risk from complications including death. That being said, death from toxoplasmosis here in the U.S. Is still uncommon (about 750 people die each year that we know of).
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of exposure to toxoplasmosis?

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Dr. William Boelter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Many: Fever, rash, lymph swelling, or no symptoms. If pg or trying to get pg get a blood test to see if you have an active or old exposure!

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