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How is toxoplasmosis treated in pregnant women?

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

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Do you have to get toxoplasmosis testing while pregnant?

Do you have to get toxoplasmosis testing while pregnant?

Not routine: Pregnant women are not generally routinely screened for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy unless there is exposure and symptoms. However, individual practice policy may vary. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis and pregnant. Help me figure out if my baby is affected.?

Visit your MD: The only way to tell is to get blood work to check "titers, " or antibody levels to toxoplasmosis. ...Read more

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If I have a cat in the house, should I take the toxoplasmosis test before deciding to get pregnant?

If I have a cat in the house, should I take the toxoplasmosis test before deciding to get pregnant?

Recommendations: Give the cat box cleaning job to someone else if you become pregnant. Avoid contact with the feces. Testing is not likely to be of value. ...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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Why is toxoplasmosis so harmful in pregnancy?

Toxo & pregnancy: Any infection during pregnancy is concerning because there are two individuals to be concerned about. Although your immune system is functional, the baby's is not so the infection can be more severe in them and also affect the developing tissues and organs. So follow with your physician closely. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Yes.: The risk of vertical transmission increases with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Conversely, the risks of intracranial lesions and serious neurodevelopmental sequelae decrease with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Rarely, fetal infection leads to stillbirth or neonatal death. ...Read more

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Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

Spiramycin.: Spiramycin, pyrimethamine/sulfadiazine, Azithromycin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole are in decreasing order of preference the agents to use for toxoplasmosis treatment during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does toxoplasmosis effect men's or women's fertility make it harder to get pregnant?

Does toxoplasmosis effect men's or women's fertility make it harder to get pregnant?

Unusual: This would be an unusual presentation for this type of problem. It might be from the treatment rather than the disease process. Explain this to your doctor and get the gyn opinion. Best wishes. ...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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I'm pregnant and tested as NOT immune to toxoplasmosis. Should I request further testing? How can I know if baby is affected?

I'm pregnant and tested as NOT immune to toxoplasmosis. Should I request further testing? How can I know if baby is affected?

No further testing: Hi, I'm assuming your doctor tested you for toxoplasmosis antibodies because you have a cat? Being non-immune to toxoplasmosis means that you have not been infected with this parasite previously and could get infected. Prevention is the best course so if you do have a cat then you should not change the litter while pregnant. No need to check the fetus if you a not infected! Good luck! ...Read more

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What can happen if a 3 weeks pregnant woman gets toxoplasmosis?

Low chance of infxn: The chance of infection of the fetus is low (5%), but if it occurs it can cause miscarriage or birth defects. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have congenital toxoplasmosis while pregnant?

How can you tell if you have congenital toxoplasmosis while pregnant?

Not sure your questi: Are you asking how to find out if the fetus has toxoplasmosis? Blood tests on mom and ultrasounds can help. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman get toxoplasmosis from contact with a wild mouse?

Can a pregnant woman get toxoplasmosis from contact with a wild mouse?

Not likely: Cats are the main animal know to transmit Toxoplasmosis to humans. Food born transmissions are the most common. ...Read more

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I have genetic toxoplasmosis is there a chance I could pass this on if I get pregnant?

I have genetic toxoplasmosis is there a chance I could pass this on if I get pregnant?

Clarification: I'm not exactly sure what you mean by genetic toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is a infectious, not a genetic condition. If you are already immune to toxo it should not be a problem. Toxo is problematic when mom's acquire it for the first time in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm worried that this little kitty could have given me toxoplasmosis, but I'm not pregnant?

I'm worried that this little kitty could have given me toxoplasmosis, but I'm not pregnant?

Pregnant Moms only: Toxoplasmosis generally causes no harm to non-pregnant females, only to pregnant moms to be and fetus'. It is transmitted to humans through emptying the litter box, which we ask pregnant moms to avoid. A blood test called a torch titer can identify antibodies/infection in pregnant moms. ...Read more

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Should a woman infected with toxoplasmosis wait for 6 months before getting pregnant? Why?

Should a woman infected with toxoplasmosis wait for 6 months before getting pregnant? Why?

Yes: If someone is infected with Toxoplasmosis then the CDC recommends waiting 6 months before getting pregnant to decrease the risk of transmission to the fetus. ...Read more

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I may be pregnant and I spread a tomatoe from a friend's vegetable garden on my bread without cleaning it. Could I have toxoplasmosis?

See below: That would be very unlikely as the cyst of toxo need to go through a life cycle first through a cat, but you should be tested for toxo since you are concerned. ...Read more

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Hello I have an indoor cat, should I take a toxoplasmosis test before deciding to get pregnant? Bcz a doc told m I shld b pg to take it

Hello I have an indoor cat, should I take a toxoplasmosis test before deciding to get pregnant? Bcz a doc told m I shld b pg to take it

Follow your Docs adv: Follow your doctor's advice. It is not customary to test all women who own an indoor cat before they become pregnant. You did not indicate you have any reason to believe you currently have an infection. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/pregnant. Html ...Read more

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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