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Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Maturity helps

Yes, their brains are undergoing maturation especially during the first2-3 years of life thereby making them more susceptible.
Alo they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Newborn babies are usually screened for toxo in most states because of their susceptibility.

In brief: Maturity helps

Yes, their brains are undergoing maturation especially during the first2-3 years of life thereby making them more susceptible.
Alo they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Newborn babies are usually screened for toxo in most states because of their susceptibility.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Toxoplasmosis is more prevalent in patients with compromised immune system, such as those infected with hiv, on chemotherapy, cancer patients, etc.
Otherwise, children wouldn't be more susceptible than adults.

In brief: No

Toxoplasmosis is more prevalent in patients with compromised immune system, such as those infected with hiv, on chemotherapy, cancer patients, etc.
Otherwise, children wouldn't be more susceptible than adults.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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