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How To Treat Toxoplasmosis

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Toxoplasmosis

What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii . A parasite lives inside another living organism (the host) and takes all of its nutrients from the host. 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 when your CD4 cell (T-cell) counts...
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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
This Body forum is exclusively 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 »

How can a Dr tell if you have brain tumor or toxoplasmosis?

My cousin has just been diagnosed with HIV. He has had a CT scan that showed an abnormality. But because he has no insurance we have been trying to get a diagnosis without a biopsy. What are other ways to tell if it is a brain tumor or...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although 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 »

toxoplasmosis and starting HIV treatment

I have just been diagnosed with toxo and HIV.My CD4 count is 5.Yet they tell me I cant start antiviral treatment for another 3 months...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In general, this seems like not a great idea. While some people might be concerned that awakening your immune system by treating HIV might cause an over-reaction to the toxoplasmosis in your brain, I think waiting 3 months is too long. The... Read more »

toxoplasmosis

Sister was told she had toxoplasmosis in her brain. What is the next step is this able to be treated. She has not been able to hold anything down food,water or her meds. The dotcor is planning a biopsy this week. t-cell are 29 not sure of other...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Persons with Toxoplasma encephalitis (like your sister) have very serious disease and advanced AIDS.There are several therapeutic issues- the first is to treat the toxoplasma. We typically treat this with a combination of antibiotics, like... 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 is kalicrow@hotmail.com! thanks again!

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5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies




Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.



1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor
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and had breezed through the questions until... Read more »

AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

treating hiv holistic healthwise

Posted by taian, 2 Replies
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