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Is there a rash related to toxoplasmosis?

Is there a rash related to toxoplasmosis?

Can be: 70-90% of the time there are no symptoms at all. There can be a pink or red rash of scattered spots. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I am diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. It first started with the lymph nodes on my neck being swollen and now I have a full body rash what should I do?

I am  diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. It first started with the lymph nodes on  my neck being swollen and now I have a full body rash what should I do?

Please see your MD: This needs to evaluated and managed by a physician. This is not the a suitable forum for providing for providing you with the medical advice you need. ...Read more

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How common is toxoplasmosis?

How common is toxoplasmosis?

Fairly: According to the CDC, about 60 million people in the US have this parasite in their body. Risk of getting sick increases in pregnancy or if immunity is low. People are exposed by eating undercooked vegetables or meat or from cat litter. ...Read more

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What is toxoplasmosis?

Rare infection: Toxoplasomosis is a rare infection that can cause problems if it occurs in pregnancy. The main source of toxoplasmosis in the United States is undercooked meat, not cats as everyone assumes. Outdoor cats that kill their own food may introduce toxoplasomosis into the home by passing the organism into their litter box. Indoor cats that consume food that is provided to them will not get toxo. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting toxoplasmosis?

.2-1% per year: The chance of a women getting Toxoplasmosis during Pregnancy in the USA is estimated to be between 0.2% and 1%. Risks are increased by new exposure to cat feces, gardening and certain meats. If you are a cat lover, chances are you already have it. Its only worrisome if you acquire it the first time during pregnancy or if you are immune suppressed from HIV or an organ transplant. Bests wishes! ...Read more

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What is my chance for getting toxoplasmosis from kittens?

What is my chance for getting toxoplasmosis from kittens?

Possible: Kittens may become infected from eating raw meat, catching rodents, etc. It is less likely than getting it from a mature animal, but possible. ...Read more

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How can I get toxoplasmosis?

From a litter box: The parasite, toxoplasma is excreted in the stool of healthy appearing house cats. It can be acquired from a task as simple as changing a litter box without washing ones hands. ...Read more

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How do people catch toxoplasmosis?

Several ways: Cats are the definitive host for toxoplasmosis, that is, the sexual life cycle for the organism takes place in their intestines. The oocysts are then passed in the stool and become infectious to humans after a few days of maturing. Many people, however, acquire toxoplasmosis by eating undercooked meat that contain cysts in the tissues rather than from cat droppings. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be found in other animals or only in cats?

Can toxoplasmosis be found in other animals or only in cats?

Warm blooded animals: Though felids are the only definitive hosts of t gondii, it can be transmitted by swallowing oocysts in cat feces, eating tissue cysts in infected meat, and transplacental transfer of tachyzoites. ...Read more

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Is toxoplasmosis airborne?

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Sort of: The airborne transmission you are thinking of is if a pregnant woman changes the litter for an infected cat; the close proximity to the infected litter dust could lead to transmission. By far, the most likely transmission is from consumption of undercooked meat. ...Read more

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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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more