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Toxoplasmosis Signs And Symptoms

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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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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 »

Signs and Symptoms

Why does my doctor want me to report headaches with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain with visual changes? What can this mean if I have these symptoms and are taking HIV meds?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
If you develop such symptoms along with a headache, the cause of the headache may be more serious. This could be a sign of pressure on your brain due to an infection or some other condition. Some opportunistic infections such as toxoplasmosis or... 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
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 »

toxoplasmosis

I like cat, I have seven cat as my pet.Will I get infected of toxoplasmosis?Can you reveal symptoms for toxoplasmosis?how to prevent it?POPPY, INDONESIA...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Tox is excreted in the stools of kittens, but not grown cats. If you don't have any kittens, don't worry about it. If you do, then clean the litter box with plastic or rubber gloves on, and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. If your... Read more »
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No symptoms after 4 weeks - good sign?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I don't want to sound repetitive since this may have already been touched on but I just had to know:

I had a possible exposure about 4 weeks ago when a condom
broke on me on a HIV+ receptive partner. So far, I haven't had any sign of "flu"... Read more »

week 13 symptoms stop is that a sign. thanks riverprincess

Posted by dolly2012, 2 Replies
So at week 13 all my symptoms have stopped apart from i still have my swollen node, which has been there for 12/ 13 weeks what i no of. All my syptoms came one after another apart from i had headache, nausea and
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