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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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Toxoplasmosis

What is toxoplasmosis...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the question.Toxoplasmosis is a type of parasitic infection that can be acquired at birth or through ingestion (undercooked meat) or contact with animals, such as cats (changing kitty litter, etc). It is not a bacteria or a fungus or a... Read more »

bactrim -- is it an effective toxoplasmosis prophylaxis

A few years ago I had toxoplasmosis -- since then I have been on a maintenance dose of sulfadiazine,daraprim,and leucorvin calcium. My dr. said this prophylaxis also covered me for pcp. I went off the drugs a few months ago because of a skin...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is some cross-activity between pyrimethamine(Daraprim)/sulfa used for toxo and trimethoprim/sulfa (Bactrim) used for PCP. Studies have shown that toxo therapy appears to protect people from PCP and that PCP prophylaxis with T/S protects... 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 »

Toxoplasmosis

My brother has just been diagnosed with toxo, he is HIV positive and has a count of 50. He has several infections on his brain one is pressing on his left frontal lobe. He is confused and thinks he is going to jail. He keeps replaying the same...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Indeed, your brother is quite ill with the Toxoplasma infections of the brain and very low CD4 count. Both issues are AIDS-defining, but with early initiation of effective treatment for HIV and treatment for the... 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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Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
and... Read more »

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 »

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