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Aids And Infections Toxoplasmosis
Yes, there are meds: Cure is achieved by Pyrimethamine plus a second medicine (sulfadiazine, clindamycin, azithromycin, or atovaquone). Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can also be used. The problem is that in patients with an unhealthy immune system, such as in aids, it is very hard to get rid of toxo as well as to keep it from coming back. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
If i got toxoplasmosis 2day & start medication a month later, would it work?Or would i need medication since moment of infection?How much time do I hav
Logic = ??: If you get an infection, you have until you either recover from it or die from it to get it treated. Toxo does not bother most, except immune compromised or first trimester fetuses. Talk to your dr/ob about specific risks/benefits for your situation. ...Read more
A parasite: Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that lives in the cat digestive system. It is transmitted to humans through contact with cat feces in kitty litter, with soil that cats have defecated in or with a cat's anus (groomers or vets). It typically just causes a mild flu-like syndrome. Like any other infection, it can be serious in immune-compromised people, like those with aids or on chemotherapy. ...Read more
5 days after...: Exposure, no. 5 days after symptoms began, yes. ...Read more
See below: In immunocompetent persons toxoplasmosis infections leads to a chronic latent infection without clinical consequence. 10-20% can develop a self limited mononucleosis like illness that does not need treatment. In immunodeficient persons toxo can cause severe infections that can require treatment with various antibiotics including Pyrimethamine with folinic acid plus sulfadiazine or clindamycin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If toxoplasmosis test while pregnant didn't clearly indicate if infection was active or latent , should child(now 9) be tested? Signs of mood disorder.
If you're worried: Did he have serial toxoplasmosis-specific igg's and igm's done the first year of life? Igg titers drawn now won't define when he became positive; negative titers would be nice. Exams by a pediatric ophthalmologist, an audiologist, and a neurologist with brain mri, neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental exams would be requested by your son's primary pediatrician if titers are +. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Igg of 156 for toxoplasmosis, IgM was negative. Active or distant infection? Since IgG is so high, could the IgM just not be + yet? 11 weeks preg.
Distant: With a high igg and a negative igm this is supportive of exposure in the remote past. Igm would not turn positive after igg is already elevated. That said, it's not clear from your question why your toxo titers were tested in the first place, and i suggest you discuss the results with the provider who ordered them to be clear. ...Read more
I have active CMV and toxoplasmosis with certain symptoms like weird headache and glands for a couple months. Are these infections dangerous?
Can be dangerous: Yes, these infections can be dangerous, especially in people with compromised immune systems (due to organ transplant, hiv, age, nutritional status, etc). Cmvcan feel like mononucleosis, but also imapired vision, diarrhea, pneumonia, seizures and coma; and toxoplasmosis: headache, seizure, fever muscle pain, . CMV usually has no symptoms except in immunocompromise - please see you doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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