How Common Is Toxoplasmosis
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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineI am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend-- please accept my sympathies.Toxo can indeed be a devastating illness, but the 40% figure you quoted isn't accurate, at least for the U.S. The prarsite that causes toxoplasmosis is more common... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolAlthough the best way to get an accurate diagnosis is do to a biopsy, health care professionals will often treat for two weeks with medications which target the toxoplasmosis, an opportunistic infection seen in HIV-infected individuals. Things which... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineToxoplasmosis can result in seizures which can be recurrent. I have cared for numerous patientts with your condition. Daraprim is a treatment for toxoplasmosis which is often continued until CD4 count is consistently > 300-350 and there has been... Read more »
University of Utah, School of MedicineI am not sure why you are afraid of sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine. The most common side effect is anemia or low white blood count, but these can be treated with transfusion, erythropoietin (Epogen), or GCSF (Neupogen). We often give folinic acid... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousJust wondering if any of you have had, or known others who have had, toxoplasmosis. can you give me some information regarding long term effects in advanced infections?? Thank you soooo much! My email address is email@example.com! thanks again!
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replycan the common cold be confused with ars ?
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Posted by Anonym, 2 RepliesIs a constant cold (sneezing, runny nose, etc) a sign that you are close or even at at the point of full blown aids or a substantial decrease in your t-cell count. Are constant cold typcial in HIV pos individuals? Read more »
Posted by squanderer, 2 RepliesI used to get colds that lasted days and weeks more than 6 years ago. However, in the last 6 years I haven't had much of a cold, and when I feel a bad cold coming on the next day its gone. I am wondering if any HIV positives have experieced this... Read more »
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