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Can I get toxoplasmosis through blood transfusion?

Can I get toxoplasmosis through blood transfusion?

Environmental likely: This is likely aquired through your environment, particularly when dealing with cats. Since they pass it out with their feces, it can be aquired through outdoor exposure, especially if walking barefoot. It can possibly be aquired through blood transfusion, like cmv, but more likely one has already got it and the immune system handles it. If immunosuppressed, like in aids, it can reactivate. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more


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Can you tell me how to know that I have toxoplasmosis and I can't have a child?

Can you tell me how to know that I have toxoplasmosis and I can't have a child?

See your doctor: You can have a blood test that determines if you have ever had exposure to toxoplasmosis. If you have antibodies, it means you had exposure at some point, and your fetus will be fine. The danger is if you have an acute case of toxoplasmosis while pregnant. If you have active disease, treatment is easy, antibiotics. So go get the test. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be hard to get?

No: Just bad luck really, you can acquire it from undercooked pork, or from cat feces (more common with outdoor cats). ...Read more

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How do people catch toxoplasmosis?

Several ways: Cats are the definitive host for toxoplasmosis, that is, the sexual life cycle for the organism takes place in their intestines. The oocysts are then passed in the stool and become infectious to humans after a few days of maturing. Many people, however, acquire toxoplasmosis by eating undercooked meat that contain cysts in the tissues rather than from cat droppings. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

Maturity helps: Yes, their brains are undergoing maturation especially during the first2-3 years of life thereby making them more susceptible. Alo they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Newborn babies are usually screened for toxo in most states because of their susceptibility. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of exposure to toxoplasmosis?

What are the symptoms of exposure to toxoplasmosis?

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! ...Read more

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What are the odds of a human getting toxoplasmosis?

Favorable: People can get toxoplasmosis but not many are at risk. No treatment is needed if there are no symptoms and many never knew they had and cleared infection. Those at risk: 1. Hiv/aids 2. On steroids or other immunosuppressant drugs 3. On chemotherapy 4. During pregnancy:
avoid cat litter/ contaminated soil, undercooked meat. Cover kid's sand boxes, wash hands after cutting raw meat, screened if risk. ...Read more

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What effect does toxoplasmosis have on a developing baby?

What effect does toxoplasmosis have on a developing baby?

Toxoplasmosis: Are yoiu talking about a fetus or a child who has already been born. Effect on the fetus depends on the stage of development and trimester during which the infection is acquired. Speak to your pediatrician or a maternal-fetal health specialist. ...Read more

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In what way you can determine if a baby has toxoplasmosis?

In what way you can determine if a baby has toxoplasmosis?

Blood tests: Diagnosis can be confirmed by detecting a positive blood test called the IgM assay for toxo in the first 6 months. An IgG assay may pick up moms transferred material and would not be specific for baby. The IgM would be produced by the baby in response to an infection. Suspicion & need for testing may arise from exam findings. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be found in other animals or only in cats?

Can toxoplasmosis be found in other animals or only in cats?

Warm blooded animals: Though felids are the only definitive hosts of t gondii, it can be transmitted by swallowing oocysts in cat feces, eating tissue cysts in infected meat, and transplacental transfer of tachyzoites. ...Read more

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Is toxoplasmosis curable?

Is toxoplasmosis curable?

Toxoplasmosis: There are medications, often a combination, that is given when someone has contracted the infection, and has symptoms. Some have such mild infections that treatment is not needed. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be fatal?

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). ...Read more

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How can you prevent toxoplasmosis?

Prevention: Use gloves and careful hand hygiene when cleaning cat boxes. Avoid eating undercooked meats. Certain medications can be used to prevent the infection in patients who have significant immunodeficiency, such as hiv-aids. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis live on the carpet?

Possibly: It lives in dirt/dust/soil. If your carpet is full of that, then yes. ...Read more

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How can babies contract toxoplasmosis?

How can babies contract toxoplasmosis?

Pre/postnatal?!?!: The organism of toxo is acquired by ingestion of infected raw or undercooked meat or inhaled eggs that aerosolize from cat feces.Maternal infection during pregnancy may or may not pass on to the baby. The damage of the infection to the fetus varies. Women contemplating or in pregnancy are encouraged to avoid contact with a cat literbox for the duration of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be contracted rainwater?

Not unless infected: Rain water can not pass toxoplasmosis to any one except if it is collected and gets contaminated with cats feces, which is very very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can you get toxoplasmosis from lake water?

Potentially: Toxoplasmosis can come from animals and if there are animals in the lake then it can become contaminated
You have to swallow the lake water that contains the Oocysts (contaminants) in order to become infected
here is a link for toxoplasmosis
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/toxoplasmosis#Overview1 ...Read more

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If I catch toxoplasmosis, am I infected for life?

No: In people with a normal immune system, toxoplasmisis is a self-limited disease. In people who are immunocompromized, such as HIV or organ transplant patients, the disease can reactivate. ...Read more

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Can a man get infected with toxoplasmosis from his cat?

Can a man get infected with toxoplasmosis from his cat?

Yes.: One can contract toxoplasmosis by consuming food or water contaminated with cat feces or by contaminated environmental samples (such as fecal-contaminated soil or changing the litter box of a pet cat). ...Read more

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Could you have toxoplasmosis from raw eggs in cookie dough?

Toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasmosis is transmitted to human from cats, raw meets, contained water or food from the feces of cats, so raw eggs like any other food if it gets contaminated, it is possible. Raw eggs is known more for transmitting salmonella infection rather than toxoplasmosis. I hope that helps answer your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a chance I got toxoplasmosis from a ball park frank?

Very little: Our manufacturing processes are clean enough to ensure clean ball park franks. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my baby if I got toxoplasmosis only a week before conception?

Difficult to know: But if you had toxoplasma in your circulation the possibility is that the fetus was infected. Discuss this at length with your obstetrician and probably with your future pediatrician as well. ...Read more

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Can you reverse the effects of toxoplasmosis on a child if they are born with it?

Can you reverse the effects of toxoplasmosis on a child if they are born with it?

REVERSING BRAIN HARM: In infections that impact the body and brain, they must be fully removed. Second, many tissues in infants may have better recovery than expected. So things like transdermal md may raise intra-cell magnesium which is both protective and anti-inflammatory as a trend.
Nutricology NT factor are the exact fats in human membranes and some can be added to solution or food. These may help in some. ...Read more

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Are toxoplasmosis and iritis linked? If u have toxoplasmosis, are u risk for iritis?

Yes: Patients with toxoplasmosis can develop inflammation in the eye. Vitrifies is most common but an anterior iritis spillover can also be seen. ...Read more

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Iritis and toxoplasmosis: are they linked? If u have toxoplasmosis, can u get iritis? Definitive answer please. I'm getting different answers.

Can be linked: Toxoplasmosis can cause uveitis but is possible to have inactive toxoplasmosis and iritis that are not related as well. A serum toxoplasma igm test can indicate whether there is an active infection with toxoplasmosis, but if negative does not rule out that possibility as it does not always rise when the organism is in the eye. ...Read more

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If I got toxoplasmosis when I was 6 mnths pregn, can my baby be ok? If not, can I still take medication so my baby is ok? Now im 7 months pregn

Toxo: How did you know that you had toxoplasmosis? I assume that diagnosis came from your doctor? If so, I would ask about it as soon as possible. If you did have toxoplasmosis there are medications that can be given, some of which depend on whether there are ultrasound findings. There is a possibility the baby can also become infected, so it's very important to see and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause depression?

Can toxoplasmosis cause depression?

See:: Http://www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2012/12/121206203240.htm. Research suggests that it may impact risk taking behavior / suicidality. ...Read more

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Could someone get toxoplasmosis from eating undercooked salmon?

Could someone get toxoplasmosis from eating undercooked salmon?

Not likely: Toxoplasmosis is usually found in warm blooded animals- a search of the Alaska registry for diseases in animals did not come up with any fish infected with toxo and so that is likely the case from salmon in other parts of North America
Here is the web site that I used- very helpful!
http://www. Adfg. Alaska. Gov/index. Cfm? Adfg=disease. Diseaselist#fish ...Read more

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How will toxoplasmosis affect my pregnancy?

How will toxoplasmosis affect my pregnancy?

Depends: If you get a new infection during the 1st trimester, your baby could have some birth defects. If you have an old infection, your baby will probably be ok. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for toxoplasmosis?

Months plus: Most acute disease is asymptomatic, more severe disease in immunocompromised pts is associated with reactivation disease - as in acquiring or being exposed at an earlier age. ...Read more

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Would it be weird to ask the doctor for a toxoplasmosis test?

No: It's not weird to ask for toxo testing if there is a good reason to get it. If you're pregnant and have a cat or work with cats, it's reasonable. If you're not pregnant, toxoplasmosis is a benign parasite that won't really make you sick. You can only get it from dealing with cat poop. If you're pregnant and concerned, having someone else change the litter or using gloves should be sufficient. ...Read more

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What are the tests for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

What are the tests for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Toxoplasma testing: There arev 2 immunologic tests-igg serum level and igm. The first indicated a possible present or past contact. The latter confirms or rules out a present contact. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Spiramycin: Mothers can be treated with spiramycin during pregnancy. Neonates will be treated with pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and leucovorin for one year. ...Read more

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What is toxoplasmosis?

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. ...Read more

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