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How Does Toxoplasmosis Spread

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Toxoplasmosis

...especially pork, lamb, or deer meat. It can get into your body when you breathe in dust. Up to 50% of the population is infected with toxo. A healthy immune system will keep toxo from causing any disease. It does not seem to spread from person to person. The most common illness caused by toxo is an infection of the brain (encephalitis). Toxo can also infect other parts of the body. Toxo can lead to coma and death. The risk of toxo is highest...
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toxoplasmosis in children

Dear Dr., My best friend and I were both pregnant at the same time. Her son was born deaf in one ear. Recently she found out that he now has lost some vision in his left eye. They have diagnosed her son with having toxoplasmosis. They think...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This is a congenital infection, passed from mom to baby. Your son cannot get it. I don't think the prognosis is great, but I'm not a pediatrician. Read more »

hiv, aids, toxoplasmosis, epilepsy

Hello dear doctor and thank you very much for your answers here!I have hiv for about 6 years now, got diagnosed in august last year.I got toxoplasmosis in february this year and having epileptical attacks time to time.At the moment I'm taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Toxoplasmosis can result in seizures which can be recurrent. I have cared for numerous patientts with your condition. Daraprim is a treatment Read more »

toxoplasmosis

Just to thank you for your educative advice regarding toxoplasmosis.i will keep in touch.Vitu
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks-good luck. KH Read more »

CNS toxoplasmosis

I was wondering if there is any correlation between CNS toxoplasmosis and stroke? I am a physical therapy student working at a clinic with a patient who has HIV and is being treated for CNS toxoplasmosis. The patient has symptoms of a stroke and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...for discussion about the side effects of HIV therapy (antiretroviral therapy). Below is a web address for a fact sheet about toxoplasmosis.http://www.aidsinfonet.org/factsheet_detail.php?fsnumber=517 Read more »
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InfoRed SIDA

Toxoplasmosis

... ¿Qué Es la Toxoplasmosis¿ ¿Cómo Se Trata la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Cómo Elijo un Tratamiento Para la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis? Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Aprende Sobre La Toxoplasmosis o Infección del Cerebro

... ¿Qué puedes hacer para prevenir la toxoplasmosis? La toxoplasmosis es una infección muy grave que frecuentemente afecta al cerebro. Si tienes el virus que causa el SIDA Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent Toxo

... What is toxo? What are the symptoms of toxo-related illness? How is toxo spread (or transmitted)? How can I protect myself from toxo infection? What happens when someone with HIV has toxo infection? Read more »
University of Illinois-Chicago

UIC Receives USDA Grant to Educate AIDS Patients About Food Safety

...Toxoplasmosis, a pathogen transmitted by ingesting raw or partly cooked meat, which can cause encephalitis. Cryptosporidiosis, spread through contaminated water and beverages, which causes severe diarrhea that lasts for weeks or months. ... Read more »
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Toxoplasmosis

Posted by Anonymous
...Just 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 Read more »

Alternatives?

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Researchers Halt Spread Of HIV With RNAi

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/117656.php sorry guys this just sounded real promising so i posted it here Read more »

Jackie: Seriously, the rash. Final word.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Jackie-- I've been coming to this board as a lurker off and on since the year 2000 when I had a possible exposure. I've tested three times since then, my latest test being just three months ago. Negative. This fear has jacked me up so bad that... Read more »