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Toxoplasmosis

Also called: Toxo

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If you have a weakened immune system or are pregnant, there are some steps to take to avoid being exposed to toxoplasmosis, according to the Cornell...
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Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a tiny parasite that infects birds and mammals, including humans. Cats are the only live carriers of...
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Medicine for toxoplasmosis is only needed when the infection affects a growing baby (fetus) or someone with a very weak immune system. So although a...
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If you are notpregnant (or not planning to be pregnant soon) and have a healthy immune system, you do not need to prevent toxoplasmosis infection. It...
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Cats can only spread toxoplasmosis in their feces for a few weeks after they are first infected with the parasite. Like humans, cats rarely have...
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Since toxoplasmosis usually causes mild to no symptoms, and a healthy immune system prevents any remaining parasites in the body from causing...
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You can lower your risk of getting toxoplasmosis by avoiding possible sources of the toxoplasma parasite. Your risk increases if you:Eat undercooked...
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Toxoplasmosis can cause serious problems in babies since the immune system in infants is not fully mature until after birth. The babies of women who...
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There are many different kinds of blood tests for toxoplasmosis. The results can determine if the patient has had toxo and whether the infection is...
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Talk to your health professional during your first prenatal exam if you are concerned about your risk factors for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy...
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In a person with a healthy immune systemWhen first infected with toxoplasmosis, most people don't get sick. A few people have mild flu-like symptoms...
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The following situations potentially expose a person to the toxoplasma parasite and increase the risk of acquiring toxoplasmosis:Touching your hands...
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Children born with toxoplasmosis can be afflicted with mental retardation, convulsions, spasticity, cerebral palsy, deafness, and severely impaired...
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Once the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis is confirmed, the patient and doctor should discuss whether treatment is necessary. In an otherwise healthy...
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There is no home treatment available for toxoplasmosis. See the Prevention section of this topic for measures you can take to prevent infection.
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