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Dr. Isabella Knox
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How can you tell if you have congenital toxoplasmosis while pregnant?

Dr. Isabella Knox
Board Certified, Neonatology
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How can you tell if you have congenital toxoplasmosis while pregnant?

Not sure your questi: Are you asking how to find out if the fetus has toxoplasmosis? Blood tests on mom and ultrasounds can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Mazin Albert
Board Certified, General Practice
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What are the tests for congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

Mazin Albert
Board Certified, General Practice
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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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Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What are the real symptoms of congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Yes.: The risk of vertical transmission increases with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Conversely, the risks of intracranial lesions and serious neurodevelopmental sequelae decrease with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Rarely, fetal infection leads to stillbirth or neonatal death. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Richards
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What could cause a 3 weeks pregnant women to become profoundly immune suppressed that makes the toxoplasmosis to reactivate with igm2.5 & igg51.2 thx?

Dr. Stephen Richards
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What could cause a 3 weeks pregnant women to become profoundly immune suppressed that makes the toxoplasmosis to reactivate with igm2.5 & igg51.2 thx?

Toxo: Are you sure reactivation or new infection? I recommend you see and Infectious Disease specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I'm pregnant & i've been told I have to really wash the fruit bfore i eat it cause of toxoplasmosis.What about mandarines?Wash them after i peel them?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I'm pregnant & i've been told I have to really wash the fruit bfore i eat it cause of toxoplasmosis.What about mandarines?Wash them after i peel them?

Inside of fruit shou: Should be fine, u need to wash the outside of any fruit u eat well, more common to get toxo from a cat or an infected person. ...Read more

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Dr. SG Erman
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Will an ocular toxoplasmosis lesion reactivate during pregnancy?

Dr. SG Erman
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Will  an ocular toxoplasmosis lesion reactivate during pregnancy?

Possible, but unlike: Toxoplasma infection can reactivate in immunocompromised pregnant women who were infected with toxoplasma before their pregnancy, and this can lead to congenital infection. The key word in immunocomprimised. If your immune sustem is healthy and normal, re-activation (while possible) is unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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I know toxoplasmosis is dangerous for fetus/pregnancy. But what happens to an infant if they are infected with toxoplasmosis?

Dr. Bryan Kurtz
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I know toxoplasmosis is dangerous for fetus/pregnancy. But what happens to an infant if they are infected with toxoplasmosis?

See link: Check out this link. It is the CDC Info od Toxoplasmosis and pregnancy: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/pregnant.html ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
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How will toxoplasmosis affect my pregnancy?

Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

Spiramycin.: Spiramycin, pyrimethamine/sulfadiazine, Azithromycin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole are in decreasing order of preference the agents to use for toxoplasmosis treatment during pregnancy. ...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


Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

Pregnancy complications are events that are abnormal during the pregnancy or make ...Read more


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