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Explain the condition called toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.?

Explain the condition called toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis In Pregnancy (Definition)

The baby's risk of becoming infected rises as the pregnancy progresses. With infection with toxoplasmosis in the 1st trimester, the risk that your baby will also be infected is about 15 percent. If infection is in the 2nd trimester, the baby's risk is about 30 percent, and it's 60 percent in the 3rd trimester. Toxoplasmosis infection is more likely to be severe for your ...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?

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 are the symptoms common to toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Toxoplasmosis : The vast majority of adults with primary toxoplasma infection have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, patients often complain of fevers, chills, and sweats in association with prominent enlargement of lymph nodes in the neck. Blood testing is needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Toxoplasmosis: The baby's risk of becoming infected rises as the pregnancy progresses. With infection with toxoplasmosis in the 1st trimester, the risk that your baby will also be infected is about 15 percent. If infection is in the 2nd trimester, the baby's risk is about 30 percent, and it's 60 percent in the 3rd trimester. Toxoplasmosis infection is more likely to be severe for your baby in 1st trimester. ...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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Why is toxoplasmosis so harmful in pregnancy?

Why is toxoplasmosis so harmful in pregnancy?

Toxo & pregnancy: Any infection during pregnancy is concerning because there are two individuals to be concerned about. Although your immune system is functional, the baby's is not so the infection can be more severe in them and also affect the developing tissues and organs. So follow with your physician closely. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

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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Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

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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Will an ocular toxoplasmosis lesion reactivate during pregnancy?

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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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