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Toxoplasmosis Prognosis

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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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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 count increases and stays consistently... 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
Clindamycin (900 mh every 8 hours) and pyrimethamine are proven initial therapies for Toxoplasmosis. Clindamycin is usually used for people who are allergic to sulfa, when there is no sulfa allergy we use sulfadiazine instead of clindamycin. The... Read more »

prognosis for us all (LIFE EXPECTANCY) (PROGNOSIS)

dr. bob,hope the wedding went well! congrats. i wanted to ask you about the prognosis for long term med use in relation to life expectancy. i have read quite a bit and it's always very interesting to say the least. i know you can't give...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dale,Your question is not intrusive or inappropriate in the least! Nor are you putting me on the spot. In fact, I've addressed this topic recently. See below. The reason we can't give a more specific answer is that there are so many... Read more »
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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! thanks again!

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John in London

Posted by Anonymous
How is your prognosis going, John??

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Have you made it through Toxo

Posted by BigSis, 3 Replies
My little brother is just getting through a horrible round of toxoplasmosis; we almost lost him several times. He wasnt on any medication before this, he was very private about everything and I thought he was taking care of himself. Since the toxo... Read more »

I love you guys!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Prognosis Negative....WOW, am I ever Happy. My Dr. confirmed it for me that he's 99.999999% sure (test again in 3 months) that i'm neg.

I owe alot to you guys on here, greg, worried22yo, INFECTED II, Jackie, alt, bearded drag, anxiety boy, shane,... Read more »