Toxoplasmosis, for us, the intimidated or fearful, "toxo"! A serious problem, of critical gravity, where hygiene is very important
What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis?
Most people who have been infected with the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis show no signs or symptoms.
People who develop symptoms may experience:
- a fever
- swollen lymph nodes, especially in the neck
- a headache
- muscle aches and pains
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These symptoms can last for a month or more and usually resolve on their own.
Toxoplasmosis is especially severe for people who have weakened immune system. For these people, they are at risk of developing:
- inflammation of the brain, causing headaches, convulsions, confusion, and coma.
- a lung infection, causing cough, fever and shortness of breath,
- an eye infection, causing blurred vision and ocular pain
When a fetus is infected, the symptoms may be mild or serious. Toxoplasmosis in a fetus can be fatal to the baby soon after birth. Most newborns with congenital toxoplasmosis may appear normal at birth but may develop signs and symptoms as they age. It is particularly important to check for involvement in the brain and eyes.
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What are the causes of toxoplasmosis?
T. gondii is the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis. You can pick it up from contaminated meat that is raw or not completely cooked. You can also get toxoplasmosis by drinking contaminated water. In rare cases, toxoplasmosis can be transmitted through a transfusion of blood or a transplanted organ.
The parasite may also exist in the feces. This means that it can be found in some unwashed products that have been contaminated with manure. Wash your product thoroughly to avoid toxoplasmosis.
In the United States, the parasite is found in cat feces.
Although the T. gondii is found in almost all warm-blooded animals, cats are the only known hosts.
This means that the parasite eggs only reproduce sexually in cats. The eggs leave the cat's body by excretion. Cats usually do not have toxoplasmosis symptoms, even though they are hosts.
People are only infected with toxoplasmosis if they ingest the parasite. This can happen when exposed to feces from contaminated cats. This is most likely when cleaning a litter box without washing your hands afterwards.
Well, pregnant women have an increased risk of passing toxoplasmosis to the fetus in this way. For this reason, you should ask someone to take care of the cat litter box during pregnancy.
If you need to clean the box, protect yourself with gloves and change the litter box daily, as a merciless and merciless review said (...) ... (...):
Hygiene is everything!!!!!!!!!!! This was the single sentence added by the critics. So far!
The parasite is not infectious until one to five days after being eliminated.
It is very rare that humans get toxoplasmosis from cats. In general, domestic cats that do not go to the streets do not carry T. gondii. Wild cats or cats that live outside and hunt are more likely to be hosts of T. gondii, the etiological agent of toxoplasmosis.
In the United States, the most common way to get infected with the toxoplasmosis parasite is to eat raw meat or un-washed fruits and vegetables.
How is toxoplasmosis diagnosed?
Your doctor will usually do a blood test to check for antibodies to this parasite. An antibody is a type of protein that the immune system produces when it is threatened by harmful substances.
Antibodies detect foreign substances by their surface markers, called antigens.
Once an antibody has developed against a particular antigen, it will remain in the bloodstream to protect against future infections with that particular foreign substance.
If you have already been exposed to T. gondii, antibodies will be present in your blood. This means that you will test positive for the antibodies. If your tests are positive, you have been infected with this disease at some point in your life. A positive result does not necessarily mean that you currently have an active infection.
If your tests are positive for antibodies, your doctor can do more tests to help you find out exactly when you were infected.
If you are pregnant and have an active infection, your doctor may test your amniotic fluid and blood from the fetus. An ultrasound can also help determine if the fetus has been infected.
If your fetus is diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, you will probably be referred to a specialist. Genetic counseling will also be suggested. The option to terminate the pregnancy, depending on the gestational age of the baby, may be offered as a possibility. If you continue the pregnancy, your doctor will probably prescribe antibiotics to help reduce the risk of symptoms in the baby.
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What complications are associated with toxoplasmosis?
The reason the pregnant woman should take special precautions to avoid toxoplasmosis is that it can be very serious, even fatal, for an infected baby in the womb. For those who survive, toxoplasmosis can have lasting consequences on:
- The brain
- The eyes
- Heart problems.
- The lungs
They may also present delays in mental and physical development and recurrent seizures.
In general, babies who are infected early in pregnancy suffer from more serious problems than those infected later in pregnancy. Babies born with toxoplasmosis may have an increased risk of hearing loss and vision. Some children may be affected with learning disabilities.
How is toxoplasmosis treated?
Your doctor may recommend not treating your toxoplasmosis if you are not causing any symptoms. Most healthy people who develop an infection do not have any symptoms or develop mild symptoms that are self-limiting.
If the disease is severe, persistent, involves the eyes or involves the internal organs, your doctor will prescribe pyrimethamine (Daraprim) and sulfadiazine. Pyrimethamine is also used in the treatment of malaria. Sulfadiazine is an antibiotic.
If you have HIV or AIDS, you may need to continue these medications for life. Pyrimethamine decreases folic acid levels, which is a type of vitamin B. Your doctor may also ask you to take extra vitamin B while you are taking the medicine.
Treatment during pregnancy
O treatment during pregnancy is a bit different. Your course of treatment will depend on the infection of the fetus and the severity of the infection. Your doctor will talk to you about the best course for your particular case. Most likely, you will receive an antibiotic according to how long you are in pregnancy to reduce the likelihood of transmission to the fetus. An antibiotic called spiramycin is usually recommended in the first and second trimester. A combination of pyrimethamine / sulfadiazine and leucovorin is generally used during the second and third late trimesters.
If your fetus has toxoplasmosis, pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine may be considered as treatment. However, both drugs have significant side effects in women and the fetus and are used only as a last resort. Potential side effects include suppression of bone marrow that helps to produce blood cells and liver toxicity.
Qwhich is the perspective for people with toxoplasmosis?
The outlook for people with this condition depends on several factors. Pregnant women who develop this condition need to work with their doctor to come up with a treatment plan that is right for them. Babies born with toxoplasmosis can receive treatments for up to one year.
People with AIDS and children with compromised immune systems may need to be hospitalized for treatment to avoid complications.
If you are not pregnant and do not have underlying health conditions, you should recover within several weeks. Your doctor may not prescribe any treatment if the symptoms are mild and if you are healthy.
How is toxoplasmosis prevented?
You can avoid toxoplasmosis by:
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- making sure that all the meats are well cooked,
- washing all the utensils used to handle the raw meat,
- wash your hands after cleaning or collect the feces from the cat's box.
Translated by Cláudio Afonso de Souza from the original Toxoplasmosis,between 8, 9 and 10 days of July of 2019.
Sebastião Afonso de Souza (in memory) It was my father, and somehow we failed him and me, one with the other. In any case, I was able to come to a better and broader understanding of all the dissension that was between us and, fortunately, weeks before his passing, I was able to go to him openly, explain what I understood and thank him for the generosity of crossing the entrance to this world, which is not exactly the Paradise where, passing through, I was not receiving anything that might seem unfair to me at this point in my life, for I have learned, and I have given my personal testimony of obedience that's what I learned:
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Accept this and your life, your burden and your game will be much lighter
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Resilience is something that is built one day at a time. With or without toxo! With or without TB. With or without AIDS!