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What are the real symptoms of congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

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. Monica Shah
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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 ...Read more


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What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease: Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. ...Read more

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Can the presence of rheumatoid factor be caused by a past history of syphilis?

Can the presence of rheumatoid factor be caused by a past history of syphilis?

Maybe.: Chronic syphilis is associated with rheumatoid factor, as any chronic infection can be. However, quickly treated case would not. Remeber, 5% of people have a positive rheumatoid factor and no disease. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

There are over 150 +: There are a variety of many types of arthritis. The term is not a single problem but encompasses many different types. Most of these 150 + do not run in families but some risk factors can be inherited. ...Read more

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With family history of Rheumatoid Arthritis (mother), what's the chance of me having the disease too? Am not a healthy individual. Dx of MD & more.

With family history of Rheumatoid Arthritis (mother), what's the chance of me having the disease too? Am not a healthy individual. Dx of MD & more.

Possibly but not : It is possible, but there are a lot of reasons one guest from a Taurus riders. One is the genetic risk which you have, but their environmental and other issues and infectious issues that seem to play a role. These are things you can discuss with your physician, and you can even have testing right now to see if you have any of the positive tests we sometimes see with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What is risk of toxo from gardening?

What is risk of toxo from gardening?

Cat Feces: Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that generally uses cats as their host. Infection from this causes toxoplasmosis which presents as flu-like symptoms in normal individuals. This parasite is harmful to pregnant women because it can cross the placenta and infect the baby. The relationship with gardening is because cats use gardens as litter boxes and the parasite is found/transmitted in their feces. ...Read more

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Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

 Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting lymphoma? 26 y/o f. Healthy. No family history of any type of cancer?

What are my chances of getting lymphoma? 26 y/o f. Healthy. No family history of any type of cancer?

Uncommon: Young patients do sometimes develop lymphoma. However, if you do not have symptoms or a reason to suspect lymphoma, the likelihood for any one person to develop it is quite low. Lymphoma is relatively uncommon overall. ...Read more

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Whats the risk of infection or transmission of disease during a transvaginal ultrasound ??

Whats the risk of infection or transmission of disease during a transvaginal ultrasound ??

Same as in any...: The risk of catching something is the same as in any other medical office visit... meaning there could be another patient in the waiting room with cold or flu symptoms, and thus cough or sneeze viruses into the air that others in the same waiting room end up breathing in. Thus, wear a mask if worried. Also, avoid catching germs in restrooms. Ultrasound scans themselves don't transmit diseases. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

Very low: However, I am curious why you ask. I suspect it is because of rectal bleeding (mentioned in your conditions), which is a medical problem you need to get evaluated right away, to find out what is causing it. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical, and to get properly evaluated for your rectal bleeding and any other medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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What are the chances of lymphoma in someone with no family history of it?

What are the chances of lymphoma in someone with no family history of it?

Small risk: According to us national statistics, 22.5 per 100, 000 men and women per year will develop lymphoma. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/lymph.html. ...Read more

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What's the history of sexually transmitted diseases?

What's the history of sexually transmitted diseases?

Please clarify...: Do you mind clarifying your question so that i can answer you? ...Read more

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Why is a history of liver disease significant?

Why is a history of liver disease significant?

You might get it: History is a great way and very significant as the possiblity of genetic pattern though it is only 35% thereabout. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between having a history of mononucleosis and possible development of lupus?

Is there any connection between having a history of mononucleosis and possible development of lupus?

Mononucleosis links: EBV is one of the most common human viral infections, and up to 90% of adults are seropositive for antibodies (many infections produce no symptoms). Up to 50% of children are positive by the age of 5. There is a statistical link between EBV and lymphomas, and the virus has been implicated in triggering autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What are the tests for maternal history of multiple sclerosis?

What are the tests for maternal history of multiple sclerosis?

See answer below: Currently there is not genetic or other diagnostic testing for multiple sclerosis. Neurological symptoms history is only partially helpful, as other conditions sometimes can mimic ms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Hypothyroid: The typical symptoms are constipation, poor hair and nail growth, fatigue and temperature imbalance ( intolerant of the cold) but you should ask your doctor to measure your blood ...Read more

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In general, what are the odds of someone in their 60's having cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

In general, what are the odds of someone in their 60's having cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

Hard to predict: Our chances of developing cancer increases as we age, but many life style variables influence the risk, notably smoking, alcohol use, sun exposure and diet. Family history is important, but only part of the picture. Fortunately, we have control over lifestyle risk factors. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr(moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?

Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr(moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?

Likely: Multiple sclerosis (ms) and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) are both chronic autoimmune diseases with unknown etiology. To date, ebv is the most closely implicated infectious agent to be associated with both ms and sle. Epidemiological findings show a strong correlation between ebv infection and the risk of developing these diseases. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/fvl.12.136. ...Read more