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Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

Absolutely!: Toxoplasmosis can be very dangerous to an unborn fetus. Risk of transmission is increased later during pregnancy, but if contracted earlier, the fetus' outcome is worse. Toxo can cause visuospatial, hearing, and learning problems later in life. Fortunately, patients with toxo can be treated with antibiotics while still pregnant. Babies can be tested directly too. Ask your doctor for more info! ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

Toxoplasmosis is 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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What are the tests for congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

Amniotic fluid: For in utero testing, they can check amniotic fluid polymerase chain reaction (pcr) for toxoplasmosis gondii or serum antibody screening. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

Please see below.: Congenital toxoplasmosis symptoms can range from none to severe, and can be seen anywhere from the first month to later in life. Infected babies can have anemia, low platelets (which can cause easy bleeding or bruising), jaundice, small heads, brain calcifications, seizures, mental retardation, vision loss, or other neurologic problems. ...Read more

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My wife is 3 weaks preagnent an she had her toxoplasmosis test and tested positive with Igm 7.05 and IgG 81.0.is there any risk on the fetus Thx?

My wife is 3 weaks preagnent an she had her toxoplasmosis test and tested positive with Igm 7.05 and IgG 81.0.is there any risk on the fetus Thx?

Toxoplasmosis: Highly improbable that she has had acute Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy. This pattern suggests old infection. If she ever becomes profoundly immune suppressed it is possible to reactivate Toxoplasmosis and so her doctors should be aware of the prior history of exposure. It is one of those organisms that once having acquired you never get rid of. Fetus should be fine. ...Read more

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My wife has toxoplasmosis and she is 6 weeks pregnant, can it be cure? and does that means the fetus has the toxo also?

My wife has toxoplasmosis and she is 6 weeks pregnant, can it be cure? and does that means the fetus has the toxo also?

Congenital toxo: Congenital toxoplasmosis is an infection by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii which spreads to a developing baby through the placenta. Symptoms in the baby can include eye damage, hearing loss, seizures and developmental delays (more severe if infection occurs early in pregnancy). Newborns with it will often have enlarged liver/spleen, and have a rash. Mothers can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Depends: Canned tuna has a higher mercury content than natural fresh tuna. Tuna consumption should be limited to once a week. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Maybe: There is evidence that some antibiotics may have fetal interactions. Best check with your doctor before taking any. ...Read more

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