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What are the symptoms of exposure to toxoplasmosis?

What are the symptoms of exposure to toxoplasmosis?

Many: Fever, rash, lymph swelling, or no symptoms. If pg or trying to get pg get a blood test to see if you have an active or old exposure! ...Read more

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 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 symptoms common to toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

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 are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis in baby?

What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis in baby?

Often asymptomatic: 70-90% of infants infected in utero are asymptomatic in newborn period but develop visual impairment, learning disability, and mental retardation become apparent several months to years later. Symptomatic infants present with rash, enlarged liver, spleen, lymph nodes, and microcephaly or hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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How common is toxoplasmosis in humans from a cat? Cats tested positive for coccidiosis now I have flu like symptoms and fever.

See below: It would be more common for you to have cat scratch fever than the two you mention. However your symptoms are non specific and could be viral and not related at all to your cat only your physician can find out which it is. ...Read more

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I have active CMV and toxoplasmosis with certain symptoms like weird headache and glands for a couple months. Are these infections dangerous?

I have active CMV and toxoplasmosis with certain symptoms like weird headache and glands for a couple months. Are these infections dangerous?

Can be dangerous: Yes, these infections can be dangerous, especially in people with compromised immune systems (due to organ transplant, hiv, age, nutritional status, etc). Cmvcan feel like mononucleosis, but also imapired vision, diarrhea, pneumonia, seizures and coma; and toxoplasmosis: headache, seizure, fever muscle pain, . CMV usually has no symptoms except in immunocompromise - please see you doctor! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis?

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 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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What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis in a blood sample? I have erythrocytopenya, back pains, sore throat also low leukocytes. But not much

What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis in a blood sample? I have erythrocytopenya, back pains, sore throat also low leukocytes. But not much

Toxoplasmosis: Usually involves the lung, but can cause retina (back of eye) and brain issues. If you have low rbc and WBC counts I would have some concern about underlying illness that put you at risk for the toxo. Cannot connect the back issue. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be hard to get?

No: Just bad luck really, you can acquire it from undercooked pork, or from cat feces (more common with outdoor cats). ...Read more

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How do people catch toxoplasmosis?

Several ways: Cats are the definitive host for toxoplasmosis, that is, the sexual life cycle for the organism takes place in their intestines. The oocysts are then passed in the stool and become infectious to humans after a few days of maturing. Many people, however, acquire toxoplasmosis by eating undercooked meat that contain cysts in the tissues rather than from cat droppings. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

Maturity helps: Yes, their brains are undergoing maturation especially during the first2-3 years of life thereby making them more susceptible. Alo they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Newborn babies are usually screened for toxo in most states because of their susceptibility. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a human getting toxoplasmosis?

Favorable: People can get toxoplasmosis but not many are at risk. No treatment is needed if there are no symptoms and many never knew they had and cleared infection. Those at risk: 1. Hiv/aids 2. On steroids or other immunosuppressant drugs 3. On chemotherapy 4. During pregnancy:
avoid cat litter/ contaminated soil, undercooked meat. Cover kid's sand boxes, wash hands after cutting raw meat, screened if risk. ...Read more

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What effect does toxoplasmosis have on a developing baby?

What effect does toxoplasmosis have on a developing baby?

Toxoplasmosis: Are yoiu talking about a fetus or a child who has already been born. Effect on the fetus depends on the stage of development and trimester during which the infection is acquired. Speak to your pediatrician or a maternal-fetal health specialist. ...Read more

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In what way you can determine if a baby has toxoplasmosis?

In what way you can determine if a baby has toxoplasmosis?

Blood tests: Diagnosis can be confirmed by detecting a positive blood test called the IgM assay for toxo in the first 6 months. An IgG assay may pick up moms transferred material and would not be specific for baby. The IgM would be produced by the baby in response to an infection. Suspicion & need for testing may arise from exam findings. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be found in other animals or only in cats?

Can toxoplasmosis be found in other animals or only in cats?

Warm blooded animals: Though felids are the only definitive hosts of t gondii, it can be transmitted by swallowing oocysts in cat feces, eating tissue cysts in infected meat, and transplacental transfer of tachyzoites. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis live on the carpet?

Possibly: It lives in dirt/dust/soil. If your carpet is full of that, then yes. ...Read more

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If I catch toxoplasmosis, am I infected for life?

No: In people with a normal immune system, toxoplasmisis is a self-limited disease. In people who are immunocompromized, such as HIV or organ transplant patients, the disease can reactivate. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause depression?

Can toxoplasmosis cause depression?

See:: Http://www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2012/12/121206203240.htm. Research suggests that it may impact risk taking behavior / suicidality. ...Read more

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Could someone get toxoplasmosis from eating undercooked salmon?

Could someone get toxoplasmosis from eating undercooked salmon?

Not likely: Toxoplasmosis is usually found in warm blooded animals- a search of the Alaska registry for diseases in animals did not come up with any fish infected with toxo and so that is likely the case from salmon in other parts of North America
Here is the web site that I used- very helpful!
http://www. Adfg. Alaska. Gov/index. Cfm? Adfg=disease. Diseaselist#fish ...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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What is the incubation period for toxoplasmosis?

Months plus: Most acute disease is asymptomatic, more severe disease in immunocompromised pts is associated with reactivation disease - as in acquiring or being exposed at an earlier age. ...Read more

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Would it be weird to ask the doctor for a toxoplasmosis test?

No: It's not weird to ask for toxo testing if there is a good reason to get it. If you're pregnant and have a cat or work with cats, it's reasonable. If you're not pregnant, toxoplasmosis is a benign parasite that won't really make you sick. You can only get it from dealing with cat poop. If you're pregnant and concerned, having someone else change the litter or using gloves should be sufficient. ...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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Igm toxoplasmosis 0.7 result for pregnant. Is it dangerous?

Igm toxoplasmosis 0.7 result for pregnant. Is it dangerous?

No?: Without more details, such as units used and which test was used, it is difficult to say for sure. Also, you have to have more than one kind of test done (IgG for instance), and someone who can interpret it for you. Best person to ask is probably the doctor that ordered it. Best of luck! ...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

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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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And how much is the strip method test for toxoplasmosis and IgG and igm?

Toxo: Email mailto:order@ldbiodiagnostics. Com

as there are different types of tests for toxo. Do you mean western blot strips or toxo ii testing? ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more