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Toxoplasmosis Prognosis

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AIDS InfoNet

Toxoplasmosis

... What Is Toxoplasmosis? How Is Toxo Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment for Toxo? Can Toxo Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii
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Toxoplasmosis in the brain

Plz tell me if there are any treatments and what the prognosis is for a patient with advanced HIV (CD4 count of 36) and toxoplasmosis that has also infected the brain. Is there any hope? I have been told I may have less than 90 days to live.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Sulfa-based antibiotic therapy is extremely effective for treatment of toxoplasmosis of the brain. HAART (combination HIV medications) leads to immune reconstitution and increases of the CD4 count. When the CD4 Read more »

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 »

Encefalic Toxoplasmosis Infection

My partner is HIV infected with viral charge in 220.000 and CD4 in 85. He had fever for 13 day before the diagnosis of Encephalic Toxoplasmosis by RM. He had 1 week of Clindamycin IV and 3 weeks with oral treatment (all 900 mg/8 h and pyrimethamine...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
...potent combination antiretroviral therapy and he continues the Toxo therapy there is a good chance for improvement. The overall prognosis will depend on the ability to increase the T cells with antivirals. It is a good sign that there are no... 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 »
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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 »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common opportunistic infections seen in patients with advanced HIV disease, especially in areas of the world Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Usted Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis

...medicina para prevenir la toxo es el TMP-SMX, tambin conocido como Bactrim, Septra o Cotrim.* ?Qu es la toxo? La toxoplasmosis (to-xo-plas-m-sis) o "toxo" es una infeccin comn en las personas con el VIH o SIDA. Por lo general afecta el... 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 »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only recently become available in Kiev; the prognosis for the many HIV-infected Ukrainians is as bleak as it was for American patients in the pre-HAART era. ... Read more »

Alternatives?

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Posted by Anonymous
...for early aggressive therapy have been presented.22 Patients who present with symptomatic acute HIV syndrome have a poorer prognosis than those with asymptomatic primary HIV infection.24 Early treatment may preserve immune system function by... Read more »