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Does toxoplasma infection effects eye? If how and what are the systoms?

Does toxoplasma infection effects eye? If how and what are the systoms?

Sometimes: Toxo is a protozoa which likes nervous system elements for growth and survival. If it infects someone it will head for the brain and the back of the eye. It produces in the retina a characteristic inflammatory spot with scarring which ophthalmologists recognize as the cause. The symptom will be a blurring of vision from the area infected. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Fetal changes brought on by a toxoplasma infection?

Fetal changes brought on by a toxoplasma infection?

Calcifications.: One may see fetal intracranial hyperechogenic foci or calcifications and ventricular dilatation on prenatal ultrasound, and these are poor prognostic signs. Intrahepatic densities, increased thickness and hyperdensity of the placenta, ascites, and rarely pericardial and pleural effusions have also been observed. Fetal demise and poor fetal growth are not as likely. ...Read more

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Does toxoplasma infection effects our eyes? If how? And what are symptoms?

Does toxoplasma infection effects our eyes? If how? And what are symptoms?

Toxoplasma: Can infect the retina in a fetus from a mother who has handled a cat or cat feces. It typically causes a retinal scar at the site of infection. It then can become active as an adult causing substantial intraocular inflammation. ...Read more

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Could any one tell is there any cure for toxoplasma infection? And waht are the things we can do to have healthy immune system?

Could any one tell is there any cure for toxoplasma infection? And waht are the things we can do to have healthy immune system?

No cure needed,,,: This is an infection you can get from almost anywhere. Cats are the main host, and they get it from contact with the soil, so humans can get it from them and the soil also, as well as at birth. But our immune system takes care of it so no therapy is needed, unless one gets immunocompromised, like with aids or an organ graft. So if steps are taken not to get aids, and diet & exercise are done, . ...Read more

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Are toxoplasma infections common in the southern u.S.?

Are toxoplasma infections common in the southern u.S.?

Everywhere: Wherever there is cat feces (domestic, wild, lions, tigers), there is plenty of toxoplasmosis. Eating undercooked meat is another important way to meet the organism. Toxoplasmosis usually gets missed clinically; its frequency in a community depends on physician index of suspicion. ...Read more

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Does toxoplasma IgG infection cause gas?

No: There's no such thing as toxoplasma igg infection. Toxoplasma igg is a lab test that tells you that at some time in your life you were exposed to the toxoplasma parasite and probably have latent infection. It would not cause gas. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. I have igg+ for toxoplasma before pregnant. Can it protect my fetus? Can I infection repeat it again during pregnant?

I'm pregnant. I have igg+ for toxoplasma before pregnant. Can it protect my fetus? Can I infection repeat it again during pregnant?

Your baby is safe: The igg indicates you have been exposed to toxoplasmosis in the past and it confers or indicates "immunity" (or protection) to you and your baby from future toxoplasmosis infections. You can't get a 'new' toxoplasmosis infection again during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Use dexamethasone for lungs damage infection toxoplasma but not respond. My baby must to die or not? By olny the way. .. Down respirator?

Dr. Use dexamethasone for lungs damage infection toxoplasma but not respond. My baby must to die or not? By olny the way. .. Down respirator?

Oh so sorry: It sounds like the doctors are doing everything they can to save your little baby. It's lungs still have a chance, we can only hope until it is over. I will keep you in my special prayers. ...Read more

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I read I have to wash my kitchen utensils with water&soap to avoid toxoplasmosis infection. Cant toxoplasma live in my kitchen sponge? 32 week pregnant

No: Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that lives in soil. I have never heard of contracting it from a sponge. If were the case, a lot of women would be at risk. Avoid cat litter and garden with gloves, those are 2 most common ways to get it. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What infections would cause you to have brain cysts whereby the cysts are too small to show up on an MRI with no contrast? Toxoplasma gondii?

What infections would cause you to have brain cysts whereby the cysts are too small to show up on an MRI with no contrast? Toxoplasma gondii?

Brain cyst: Mri studies are extremely sensitive born brain cysts and they detect even small ones - if related to infection these cysts typically enhance with contrast. ...Read more

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I did my 36w ultrasound and found left fetal renal pelviectasis with 7.7mm. What causes it? Does my son need test for any infection such as toxoplasma?

I did my 36w ultrasound and found left fetal renal pelviectasis with 7.7mm. What causes it? Does my son need test for any infection such as toxoplasma?

Incidental finding: As the kidneys form the central collecting area may appear large on prenatal ultrasound. This is during a time when most kidney functions are done by mom/placenta. Within the first 4-6 weeks after birth this finding often disappears as the kidney begins its normal work. It would need a follow-up ultrasound after birth but I wouldn't assume something bad. It is not an infectious process. ...Read more

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Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections: h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?

Yes but...: Dna sequencing can identify most of the bacteria and also the % of those present. What you are going to use this for is perhaps the most important question and where are they located? I would check with your physician, find out what testing facility they are using and how extensive is the test. Some of the test only look for a few of the bacteria and don't measure them all. ...Read more

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Will it bring down the toxoplasma igg?

Insufficient info: Please resubmit your question & specify what might bring down the toxoplasma igg. ...Read more

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If toxoplasma IgG is 57.76. What it is?

Previous exposure: Igg is an antibody that the body makes in response to an infection or exposure to an infection. It is our 'memory antibody' that is now available to fight off an infection on future exposure. An igg to toxoplasma indicates that you have had previous exposure to that agent. ...Read more

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I have high toxoplasma igg. Can I have baby?

I have high toxoplasma igg. Can I have baby?

Don't know: I can't comment on whether you are fertile or not, but I suppose that is not your main question. Your high IgG means you had it in the past as many people do and are immune. A baby is at risk if you have it for the first time (when not immune) during pregnancy. Since you are immune, you will not get it during pregnancy so this is one issue you can eliminate from your list of worries. ...Read more

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Toxoplasma IgG found 92.20, what does it mean?

Toxoplasma: This means you were previously infected with the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. Approximately 23% of Non immunocompromised people are carriers of the parasite and are otherwise healthy. If IgG is elevated and IgM is not elevated the infection likely occurred more than 3 -6 months ago. As long as your immune system is normal you should not develop any symptoms of infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toxoplasma igg?

What is the definition or description of: toxoplasma igg?

Antibody: Toxoplasma is an infectious agent. Igg is an antibody or immune protein. Toxoplasma igg is an antibody manufactured by the immune system directed against toxoplasma. ...Read more

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How long can toxoplasma live on fruits and vegetables? Is it like toxoplasma in meat?

No one knows: This has only been noticed recently; I trust you rinse these before you eat them to remove any cat feces (in which toxoplasmosis matures after a few days and remains infectious for a good while), regardless of how long it's been since you purchased your food. ...Read more

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What is toxoplasma? If cats cause it then how are doctors responding to my question about cats being around babies by yes??!!!

What is toxoplasma? If cats cause it then how are doctors responding to my question about cats being around babies by yes??!!!

Confusing: I understand your confusion. Toxoplasmosis is a parasite in cat feces. It is very dangerous to the fetus if the mother contracts the illness while pregnant. However, after the child is born and is otherwise healthy, toxoplasmosis does not cause much harm. Illness is mild and treatable in healthy children and adults. So you can keep your cat even with young children. ...Read more

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I have read info about toxoplasma gondii from cats. My wife and I are worried about our young children. Should we give up our cats to be safe?

Why we have Immunity: Nope. Not in any way. Your children will be born with strong and healthy bodies and with good immune systems. Toxoplasma is benign to us humans in the face of good immune systems. Please do not deny the benefits of loving a pet to your children. ...Read more

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I don't understand why a microwave doesn't kill toxoplasma. Doesn't it make the food get to a very high temperature? Just like when you cook it?

Use meat thermometer: Microwaving will kill toxo, if you cook long enough at high enough energy. To make sure you should use a meat thermometer to check the temperature so that all parts are heated to at least 160 degrees. ...Read more

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How often does toxoplasma cause stillbirth?

Chances: If you become infected during around the time of conception there is a less than 5% chance that your baby will also be infected. During the 3rd trimester there is a 65% chance your baby will also be infected. However, babies infected duirng later pregnancy are less likely to develop serious health problems. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasma live on plastic? Does it need organic matter to survive?

Unlikely on plastic: Toxoplasmosis is caused by a plasmodium parasite t.Gondii it will not survive for long on a dry plastic yes need organic natter like wet cat stools, contaminated meat, usual transmission to humans poorly cooked meat, oat through feaces ...Read more

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What does it mean -toxoplasma IgG result 2 iu/ml?

Exposure: Basically, this your body's memory protein and tells us that, at some point, you've been exposed to the agent (e.g. Virus, substance, etc...). You should check with your doctor/lab about the significance of specific values. ...Read more

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Can there be a way I can find out if I am infected with toxoplasma gondii?

Rare Disease: T gondii is usually associated with contact with cats. If you have not contacted a cat or it's feces (litterbox), the risk is very low. The parasite causes flu-like symptoms early but then, not much else unless your immune system is bad. If you are concerned, a visit to your doc explaining your concerns will start the ball rolling. Treatment is simple unless advanced neurologic symptoms show. ...Read more

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Are effects of toxoplasma if you infected for the only first time during pregnant?

Toxoplasmosis: The big concern is about affecting the newborn fetus. About 15 percent of babys are affected during the first trimester if mother is untreated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high toxoplasma igg (57.68)& taking rovamycin. Can What to do if I have baby?

What to do if I have high toxoplasma igg (57.68)& taking rovamycin. Can What to do if I have baby?

Consult: An OB/GYN. The IgG itself is a good thing and will protect the baby. The IgG level will stay high after treating the infection (this is the concept of "immunization") and does not signify ongoing infection. I believe that if immunity is established, and if the active infectious process has been treated, then the risk to the fetus is low. ...Read more

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Biopsy report shows "features are in favour of toxoplasma lymphadenitis. Advised: serological confirmation". What does it mean? Is there a problem?

Biopsy report shows "features are in favour of toxoplasma lymphadenitis. Advised: serological confirmation". What does it mean? Is there a problem?

I assume you had: A lymph node biopsy, and this is the path report. Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by a protozoal organism. The report is suggesting that you get a blood test to see if you have an infection with this organism. Consult with your doctor for specific recommendation regarding diagnosis and further treatment. ...Read more

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I have migraine and I have headache every two days, I am using toxoplasma 50mg morning and evening since 1.5 year but my condition is same please advice?

I have migraine and I have headache every two days, I am using toxoplasma 50mg morning and evening since 1.5 year but my condition is same please advice?

Suggestions: I believe you mean topirimate (toxoplasmosis is a protozaol infection). First way to improve is to increase the dose of your medicine to 100 mg twice daily, if you can tolerate side effects. There are alternative prescription and otc choices, and you might consider switching your treatment to a different approach. Discuss these with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. I have igg+ for toxoplasma. Can it protect my fetus? Pla ans for me

I'm pregnant. I have igg+ for toxoplasma. Can it protect my fetus? Pla ans for me

Toxoplasmosis: Assuming that you were serologically positive for toxo before you became pregnant and that this did not become positive as a result of infection during early pregnancy your baby should be fine. It affects the fetus only in mothers who become infected during pregnancy. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Is there a link between toxoplasma gondii and mental diseases in patients without immunodepressive disorders?

Is there a link between toxoplasma gondii and mental diseases in patients without immunodepressive disorders?

Toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasmosis has been associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia. Numerous studies found a positive correlation between latent toxoplasmosis and suicidal behavior in humans. All humans who have had this disease, whether symptomatic or not, now have a living parasite in their brains, but do not get encephalitis unless immunodeficient. ...Read more

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What is the toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibody test?

What is the toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibody test?

You've met it: When one meets the toxoplasmosis organism (mild flu-like or no illness), IgM usually appears and may stay around for as long as 18 months. Igg will also appear and usually stay for life, suggesting you overcame the creatures. However, they may still be alive and dormant, to re-emerge should you become immunocompromised. ...Read more

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Toxoplasma IgG and IgM test results; what should they be if I am immune?

No true immunity: When one meets the toxoplasmosis organism (mild flu-like or no illness), IgM usually appears and may stay around for as long as 18 months. Igg will also appear and usually stay for life, suggesting you overcame the creatures. However, they may still be alive and dormant, to re-emerge should you become immunocompromised. ...Read more

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My rubella IgG results are 88.31 what does that mean? My toxoplasma IgG 91.50 what does mean? Cytomegalovirus IgG is 16.08 what does mean?

My rubella IgG results are 88.31 what does that mean? My toxoplasma IgG 91.50 what does mean? Cytomegalovirus IgG is 16.08 what does mean?

Quite high numbers..: But the igg antibodies for these infections shows you've been infected in the past but doesn't tell us when. Igm antibody + suggests active or quite recent infection. ...Read more

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Currently 8 weeks pregnant with Toxsoplasma values IGG 90 (Positive) and IGM 1.54 (positive). Had an history of toxoplasma @ 2008, should we continue?

Currently 8 weeks pregnant with Toxsoplasma values IGG 90 (Positive) and IGM 1.54 (positive). Had an history of toxoplasma @ 2008, should we continue?

Discuss with OB: You need to discuss this with your OB, with probably a referral to a Maternal Fetal specialist to discuss the risk. A weekly positive IgM is possible from a prior exposure and not from a recent infection. Your MD may want to follow titers to see if they are changing. The IgG titer reflects antibodies you have from the prior infection in 2009. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Toxoplasma Infection (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