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What is Congenital Toxoplasmosis?

What is Congenital Toxoplasmosis?

  • Congenital Toxoplasmosis: Fetal infection with toxoplasmosis.
  • Congenital Toxoplasmosis: Prenatal protozoal infection with TOXOPLASMA gondii which is associated with injury to the developing fetal nervous system. The severity of this condition is related to the stage of pregnancy during which the infection occurs; first trimester infections are associated with a greater degree of neurologic dysfunction. Clinical features include HYDROCEPHALUS; MICROCEPHALY; deafness; cerebral calcifications; SEIZURES; and psychomotor retardation. Signs of a systemic infection may also be present at birth, including fever, rash, and hepatosplenomegaly. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p735)
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Congenital Toxoplasmosis: Introduction

Types of Congenital Toxoplasmosis:

Broader types of Congenital Toxoplasmosis:

Who gets Congenital Toxoplasmosis?

Patient Profile for Congenital Toxoplasmosis: Newborns or infants with infected mothers

How serious is Congenital Toxoplasmosis?

Complications of Congenital Toxoplasmosis: see complications of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

What causes Congenital Toxoplasmosis?

Causes of Congenital Toxoplasmosis: see causes of Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Risk factors for Congenital Toxoplasmosis: see risk factors for Congenital Toxoplasmosis

What are the symptoms of Congenital Toxoplasmosis?

Symptoms of Congenital Toxoplasmosis: see symptoms of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

Complications of Congenital Toxoplasmosis: see complications of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

Congenital Toxoplasmosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Congenital Toxoplasmosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Congenital Toxoplasmosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Congenital Toxoplasmosis: Neonatologist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Congenital Toxoplasmosis.
Treatments for Congenital Toxoplasmosis: see treatments for Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Prevention of Congenital Toxoplasmosis: see prevention of Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Research for Congenital Toxoplasmosis: see research for Congenital Toxoplasmosis

Name and Aliases of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

Main name of condition: Congenital Toxoplasmosis

Class of Condition for Congenital Toxoplasmosis: parasite protozoa, congen.defect

Other names or spellings for Congenital Toxoplasmosis:

Toxoplasma, congenital Source - Diseases Database

Congenital Toxoplasmosis: Related Conditions

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