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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more