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Explain the condition called toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Infection: Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. It can affect the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver. You can get it from handling cat litter.
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
it is very important to avoid cat liter and other sources of possible infection. Toxoplasmosis can cross the uterus and infect the developing baby
Feb 11, 2012
Dr. Monica Shah
Neonatology 17 years experience
Infection: Toxoplasmosis is a protozoal organism (parasite) that can cause a serious illness in babies born to mom's that acquire this infection while pregnant. The infection can be acquired by ingesting meat infected with the parasite that is poorly cooked or by handling cat feces infected with the parasite.
Last updated Jan 16, 2014

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