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Explain the condition called toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii.
It can affect the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver. You can get it from handling cat litter.

In brief: Infection

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii.
It can affect the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver. You can get it from handling cat litter.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
it is very important to avoid cat liter and other sources of possible infection. Toxoplasmosis can cross the uterus and infect the developing baby
Dr. Monica Shah
Pediatrics - Neonatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Toxoplasmosis is a protozoal organism (parasite) that can cause a serious illness in babies born to mom's that acquire this infection while pregnant.
The infection can be acquired by ingesting meat infected with the parasite that is poorly cooked or by handling cat feces infected with the parasite.

In brief: Infection

Toxoplasmosis is a protozoal organism (parasite) that can cause a serious illness in babies born to mom's that acquire this infection while pregnant.
The infection can be acquired by ingesting meat infected with the parasite that is poorly cooked or by handling cat feces infected with the parasite.
Dr. Monica Shah
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