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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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How can toxoplasmosis affect the eyes? What would the standard treatment be?Would it leave scarring?

How can toxoplasmosis affect the eyes? What would the standard treatment be?Would it leave scarring?

Retinal parasite: Toxo is a protozoa which commonly is infected to humans from cats. It can get into various internal tissues and in the eye has an affinity for the retina. It creates focal site of infection with destruction of the light receptors at the site of invasion.; Treatment includes several anti-protozoal agents and sometimes an assist from laser. It typically leaves a characteristic scar. ...Read more

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What is the modality of treatment for a chorioretinal scar in a boy of 12 yr possibly due to a cong.Toxoplasmosis who has developed nystagmus ?

What is the modality of treatment for a chorioretinal scar in a boy of 12 yr possibly due to a cong.Toxoplasmosis who has developed nystagmus ?

Toxo: If it is an inactive and stable chorio-retinal scar then the treatment is observation. If the toxoplasmosis has re-activated and there is inflammation associated with the scar, then it would may likely require treatment with a retina specialist. Nystagmus may be treated with eye muscle surgery depending on type and severity. This would require an evaluation with a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My sister found to have positive IgG for cmv, toxoplasmosis, and rubella. She don't have kids but she has 3 miscarriage.. What is the treatments?

My sister found to have positive IgG for cmv, toxoplasmosis, and rubella. She don't have kids but she has 3 miscarriage.. What is the treatments?

None: A pos igg just means that she has been exposed to these agents and has developed some immunity. The more important antibody would be igm which indicates current or very recent infection. There are many reasons for miscarriages and it requires a gyn to assist her on that. ...Read more

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Can i catch toxoplasmosis from a cat scratch in the eye? My cat was born with this and even after treatment i had to put him to sleep. I've been sick

Can i catch toxoplasmosis from a cat scratch in the eye? My cat was born with this and even after treatment i had to put him to sleep. I've been sick

Cat Scratch: Cats may carry toxoplasma gondi in their stools as oocysts which do not become infective for humans until about 7-10 days incubation in the litter box. Not transmitted by scratching. Cat scratch disease is caused by bartonella henselae and this bacteria can produce ocular disease, but this would have to be diagnosed by ophthalmologic exam. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. It first started with the lymph nodes on my neck being swollen and now I have a full body rash what should I do?

I am  diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. It first started with the lymph nodes on  my neck being swollen and now I have a full body rash what should I do?

Please see your MD: This needs to evaluated and managed by a physician. This is not the a suitable forum for providing for providing you with the medical advice you need. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis enter my body if I have a cut in finger and I touched raw unwashed vegetables from the same hand? Can it pose risk in pregnancy?

Can toxoplasmosis enter my body if I have a cut in finger and I touched raw unwashed vegetables from the same hand? Can it pose risk in pregnancy?

Toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasmosis's primary hosts are cats. Humans become infected by eating infected meat (primarily pork), ingesting soil/water that has been contaminated by animal fecal matter. It is most commonly spread in the feces of household cats. Transmission to the fetus during pregnancy is very hazardous to the fetus which is why pregnant women are discouraged from cleaning litter boxes while preg. ...Read more

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Can my cat give my child toxoplasmosis?

Can my cat give my child toxoplasmosis?

Yes.: One can contract toxoplasmosis by consuming food or water contaminated with cat feces or by contaminated environmental samples (such as fecal-contaminated soil or changing the litter box of a pet cat). Children are particularly vulnerable because of poor hand hygiene. ...Read more

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Where can I find toxoplasmosis testing?

Where can I find toxoplasmosis testing?

Anywhere: It can be ordered by any doctorn and sent to any commercial laboratory. ...Read more

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Can you contract toxoplasmosis from another human?

Not generally: Toxoplasmosis is usually acquired from eating raw or undercooked meat or from cat feces in which the oocysts excreted from the feline GI tract mature to infected forms for humans. Once you get toxoplasmosis you may not have symptoms but the organism stays with you for a lifetime. It is conceivable that blood transfusion transmission may occur, or through needle exchange. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I tested positive for toxoplasmosis?

What test: It is likely that you have an antibody to toxoplasmosis and it means that you had an infection with this organism. If my assumption is correct, it does not mean that you have active toxoplasmosis infection. ...Read more

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If I get toxoplasmosis, will it definitely have an impact on my baby?

If I get toxoplasmosis, will it definitely have an impact on my baby?

No: Congenital toxoplasmosis infections are rare. Even if you were to develop an acute infection, the chances of it causing a problem in the baby is rare. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know that I have toxoplasmosis and I can't have a child?

See your doctor: You can have a blood test that determines if you have ever had exposure to toxoplasmosis. If you have antibodies, it means you had exposure at some point, and your fetus will be fine. The danger is if you have an acute case of toxoplasmosis while pregnant. If you have active disease, treatment is easy, antibiotics. So go get the test. ...Read more

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Can you get toxoplasmosis from lake water?

Can you get toxoplasmosis from lake water?

Potentially: Toxoplasmosis can come from animals and if there are animals in the lake then it can become contaminated You have to swallow the lake water that contains the Oocysts (contaminants) in order to become infected here is a link for toxoplasmosis http://www.healthline.com/health/toxoplasmosis#Overview1 ...Read more

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Is there a chance I got toxoplasmosis from a ball park frank?

Very little: Our manufacturing processes are clean enough to ensure clean ball park franks. ...Read more

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What causes toxoplasmosis infection?

A parasite: Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that lives in the cat digestive system. It is transmitted to humans through contact with cat feces in kitty litter, with soil that cats have defecated in or with a cat's anus (groomers or vets). It typically just causes a mild flu-like syndrome. Like any other infection, it can be serious in immune-compromised people, like those with aids or on chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

Absolutely!: Toxoplasmosis can be very dangerous to an unborn fetus. Risk of transmission is increased later during pregnancy, but if contracted earlier, the fetus' outcome is worse. Toxo can cause visuospatial, hearing, and learning problems later in life. Fortunately, patients with toxo can be treated with antibiotics while still pregnant. Babies can be tested directly too. Ask your doctor for more info! ...Read more

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Is there a rash related to toxoplasmosis?

Can be: 70-90% of the time there are no symptoms at all. There can be a pink or red rash of scattered spots. ...Read more

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How is toxoplasmosis treated in pregnant women?

Antiparasitic Meds: Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite, and as such, is treated during pregnancy with anti-parasitic medication. Pyrimethamine is one option; if one is treated with Pyrimethamine during pregnancy, it is important to also supplement with folinic acid, since Pyrimethamine is a folate (folic acid) antagonist. Your doctor can work with you to determine the specific anti-parasitic to use. ...Read more