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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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I ate raw eggs last night and now I am afraid I have toxoplasmosis. How long should I wait to test? I am pregnant

Now: A baseline result is needed if your concerned. Unless you recently have a negative result, you may already have it despite eating food that is suspected to have toxoplasmosis. Once tested, your doctor administering the test will counsel you on when to repeat it. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis blood test was negative last july. Now i'm 4 weeks pregnant & ate raw meat by accident today. How long should I wait 2test 2 c if i'm infected?

Toxoplasmosis blood test was negative last july. Now i'm 4 weeks pregnant & ate raw meat by accident today. How long should I wait 2test 2 c if i'm infected?

Now: You can have a titer drwan now, if positive you are already immune, if negative recheck in 4 to 6 weeks to see if you have recently acquire toxoplasmosis. You should be aware, you do not get toxoplasmosis from eating raw meat, unless you first handled cat litter and did not wash your hands well. If you have cats, you may have already had toxoplasmosis and the lab work will disclose that. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take a toxoplasmosis blood test if i was infected today?

How long do I have to wait to take a toxoplasmosis blood test if i was infected today?

Two tests: Diagnosis of infection is facilitated if you take a test now to establish the baseline and repeat the test in about three months to see the change, if any. If you develop any symptoms, like fever or enlarged lymph glands, see your doctor for a repeat test sooner. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for antibodies to toxoplasmosis to form and appear positive on a blood test?

For how long does it take for antibodies to toxoplasmosis to form and appear positive on a blood test?

Early antibodies: Igm is the first antibody to appear and signals an acute infections is present, igm is typically detected within 1-2 weeks after the onset of most infections, igg levels appear later typically 2-4 weeks after infections. ...Read more

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How long does it take for toxoplasmosis to cross the placenta to infect the foetus?

Placental barrier: The organism can cross the placental barrier rapidly after contamination with uncooked vegetables, meats or contaminated cat litter. ...Read more

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How long does it take for toxoplasmosis to cross the placenta and infect the foetus?

Good question: To my knowledge this is not known. If anyone out there has any answer to this question, please advise. Thank you, pierre guibor, md, pa. ...Read more

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Can i donate blood even though I had Toxoplasmosis 10 years ago? Antibodies show up in blood test every year and they last for a week then disappear.

Can i donate blood even though I had Toxoplasmosis 10 years ago? Antibodies show up in blood test every year and they last for a week then disappear.

Possibly: Every country has its own blood donation criteria, blood banks usually ask and test donors before accepting their donation. As for Toxoplasma to be transmitted through blood transfusion, the risk is very low, however better not to betransfused to pregnant ladies or immunosuppressed individuals. Thanks for being generous, and thanks for being honest , blood bank staff would better answer you ...Read more

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How common is toxoplasmosis?

Fairly: According to the CDC, about 60 million people in the US have this parasite in their body. Risk of getting sick increases in pregnancy or if immunity is low. People are exposed by eating undercooked vegetables or meat or from cat litter. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Muscle pain is a symptom where a person has acute or chronic pain in one or more muscle groups, that can be due to a variety of causes ...Read more