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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis: Introduction

Toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a single-celled parasite named Toxoplasma gondii. It is found throughout the world. More than 60 million ... more about Toxoplasmosis.

Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Toxoplasmosis is available below.

Symptoms of Toxoplasmosis

Treatments for Toxoplasmosis

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Toxoplasmosis: Related Patient Stories

Toxoplasmosis: Deaths

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Types of Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis: Complications

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Causes of Toxoplasmosis

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Disease Topics Related To Toxoplasmosis

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Misdiagnosis and Toxoplasmosis

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Prognosis for Toxoplasmosis

Prognosis for Toxoplasmosis: Because Toxoplasma infections usually cause no symptoms or only mild symptoms, and your immune system keeps any remaining parasites in your body from causing further symptoms, most people donít need to worry about getting it. (Source: excerpt from Toxoplasmosis: DPD)

Research about Toxoplasmosis

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Clinical Trials for Toxoplasmosis

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Prevention of Toxoplasmosis

Prevention information for Toxoplasmosis has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Toxoplasmosis.

  • Avoid cats
  • Avoid cat feces
  • Avoid soil or garden areas possibly contaminated by cat feces
  • Avoid children's sandpits
  • Test to determine immunity to toxoplasmosis
  • more preventions...»

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Article Excerpts about Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a single-celled parasite named Toxoplasma gondii. It is found throughout the world. More than 60 million people in the United States probably are infected with the Toxoplasma parasite, but very few have symptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. (Source: excerpt from Toxoplasmosis: DPD)

Definitions of Toxoplasmosis:

A genus of protozoa parasitic to birds and mammals. T. gondii is one of the most common infectious pathogenic animal parasites of man. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Infection caused by parasites transmitted to humans from infected cats; if contracted by a pregnant woman it can result in serious damage to the fetus - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Toxoplasmosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Toxoplasmosis, or a subtype of Toxoplasmosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Toxoplasmosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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