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Parasitic Diseases Toxoplasmosis
Blood Test: A complete blood test should be done to see excatly what the body is dealing with. ...Read more
I was wondering what are some negative consequences of a parasitic disease that ceases flow of lymph into bloodstream?
Elephantiasis: Parasites such as micro filariae, clog up the lymphatic vessels, leading to the accumulation of fluids in the lower extremity. An example of a negative consequence of this accumulation is a condition called "elephantiasis". In other situations, the fluid backs up into the scrotum leading to massive scrotal swelling. ...Read more
If toxoplasmosis test while pregnant didn't clearly indicate if infection was active or latent , should child(now 9) be tested? Signs of mood disorder.
If you're worried: Did he have serial toxoplasmosis-specific igg's and igm's done the first year of life? Igg titers drawn now won't define when he became positive; negative titers would be nice. Exams by a pediatric ophthalmologist, an audiologist, and a neurologist with brain mri, neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental exams would be requested by your son's primary pediatrician if titers are +. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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