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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (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


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Igg of 156 for toxoplasmosis, IgM was negative. Active or distant infection? Since IgG is so high, could the IgM just not be + yet? 11 weeks preg.

Igg of 156 for toxoplasmosis, IgM was negative.  Active or distant infection?  Since IgG is so high, could the IgM just not be + yet? 11 weeks preg.

Distant: With a high igg and a negative igm this is supportive of exposure in the remote past. Igm would not turn positive after igg is already elevated. That said, it's not clear from your question why your toxo titers were tested in the first place, and i suggest you discuss the results with the provider who ordered them to be clear. ...Read more

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Dr Im 13 weeks preg, did torch test only toxoplasmosis igm is on border line. Result is 1. Border line .5 to 1, will it affect my baby? Igg was neg...

Dr Im 13 weeks preg, did torch test only toxoplasmosis igm is on border line. Result is 1. Border line .5 to 1, will it affect my baby? Igg was neg...

Toxoplasma IgM: that is a borderline increase, but needs to be looked after and repeated, could just be false positive, common with IgM as it is very sensitive, very early to talk about whether your baby is affected, IgG is negative, talk to your doctor and keep a close follow up , your doctor will give you more information, wish you healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis results - IgM equivocal, IgG is positive. Igg avidity in process. If positive, what's next step? Wife is 24 weeks.

Toxoplasmosis results - IgM equivocal, IgG is positive. Igg avidity in process. If positive, what's next step? Wife is 24 weeks.

Toxoplasmosis: If the igg test is positive, that relates to exposure some time ago so that is good. The igm is equivocal so that may mean that the exposure wasn't as long as you would like. I would talk to your OB and they can order a detailed ultrasound to see if there is any evidence of infection. If that is negative, she and the baby needs to be monitored carefully. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis.Negative IgM but Postive IgG. Is it possible that I am still suffering from infection? Sick for year- fatigue, muscle pain, swollen node

Toxoplasmosis.Negative IgM but Postive IgG. Is it possible that I am still suffering from infection? Sick for year- fatigue, muscle pain, swollen node

Another condition?: IgM signifies an active infection and IgG actually provides protection due to exposure in the past. You need to consult a rheumatologist and/or hematologist to find out the real cause for your illness. ...Read more

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Igm toxoplasmosis 0.7 result for pregnant.is it dangerous?

Igm toxoplasmosis 0.7 result for pregnant.is it dangerous?

No?: Without more details, such as units used and which test was used, it is difficult to say for sure. Also, you have to have more than one kind of test done (IgG for instance), and someone who can interpret it for you.. Best person to ask is probably the doctor that ordered it. Best of luck! ...Read more

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And how much is the strip method test for toxoplasmosis and IgG and igm?

And how much is the strip method test for toxoplasmosis and IgG and igm?

Toxo: Email mailto:order@ldbiodiagnostics.Com as there are different types of tests for toxo. Do you mean western blot strips or toxo ii testing? ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis: IgG results positive156 - (igm negative - 0, 15 with lab range of less than 0, 9 = neg). Is this infection more than 4 months old ?

Toxoplasmosis: IgG results positive156 - (igm negative - 0, 15 with lab range of less than 0, 9 = neg). Is this infection more than 4 months old ?

Probably.: The immunology results you describe are most consistent with a remote infection - should not be a problem for a current pregnancy. Talk to your maternal-fetal medicine expert for additional details in your particular case, and avoid all contact with cat litter boxes throughout your pregnancy (and beyond). Also, avoid all undercooked meat! ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis IgG take time to reach positive level after Igm return to normal? I recently had 2 positvie Igm tests now negative but so is Igg.

Can toxoplasmosis IgG take time to reach positive level after Igm return to normal? I recently had 2 positvie Igm tests now negative but so is Igg.

It can ...: IgM is the acute(rapidly formed) antibody against Toxoplasmosis that is initially formed but then your body will start to form IgG antibodies(assuming it's not severely immunocompromised). But if the two IgM/IgG tests are >2-3 weeks apart and still the IgG's remain negative, there is a possibility of a false (+) IgM antibody test. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more