Risk Factors for Toxoplasmosis
List of Risk Factors for Toxoplasmosis
The list of risk factors mentioned for Toxoplasmosis in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Who is at risk for
born to mothers who are FIRST exposed to Toxoplasma infection
several months before or DURING pregnancy are at risk for severe
disease. However, many exposed infants have no symptoms at all.
Mothers who are first exposed to Toxoplasma more than 6 months
before becoming pregnant are not likely to pass the infection to their
with severely weakened immune systems are at greater risk for severe
toxoplasmosis. In such cases, an infection that occurred anytime
during life can reactivate and cause the severe symptoms of
toxoplasmosis such as damage to the eye or brain.
(Source: excerpt from Toxoplasmosis: DPD
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Toxoplasmosis are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Toxoplasmosis
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Toxoplasmosis.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Toxoplasmosis.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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