Toxoplasmosisto us, the intimate 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 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:
- brain inflammation, causing headaches, seizures, confusion and coma.
- a lung infection, causing cough, fever and shortness of breath,
- an eye infection, causing blurred vision and eye pain
When a fetus is infected, 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 brain and eye involvement.
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What are the causes of toxoplasmosis?
T. gondii It is the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis. You can get it from contaminated meat that is raw or not fully cooked. You can also get toxoplasmosis by drinking contaminated water. In rare cases, toxoplasmosis may be transmitted through a blood transfusion or a transplanted organ.
The parasite may also exist in stools. This means it can be found in some unwashed products that have been contaminated with manure. Wash your product thoroughly to prevent toxoplasmosis.
In the United States, the parasite It is found in cat feces.
Although the T. gondii be found in almost all warm-blooded animals, cats are the only known hosts.
This means that the parasite's eggs only reproduce sexually in cats. The eggs leave the feline's body by excretion. Cats usually show no symptoms of toxoplasmosis even though they are hosts.
People are only infected with toxoplasmosis if they ingest the parasite. This can happen when exposed to contaminated cat feces. This is most likely when cleaning a litter box without washing your hands later.
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 unworthy criticism said (…)… (…):
Hygiene is everything!!!!!!!!!!! This was the only sentence added by the critic. So far!
The parasite is not infectious until one to five days after its elimination.
It is very rare for humans to get toxoplasmosis from cats. In general, stray domestic cats do not carry T. gondii. Wild cats or cats that live outside and hunt are more likely to be host to 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 unwashed fruits and vegetables..
How is toxoplasmosis diagnosed?
Your doctor will usually have 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 specific foreign substance.
If you have ever been exposed to T. gondii, antibodies will be present in your blood. This means that you will test positive for 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 may do more tests to help find out exactly when you became infected.
If you are pregnant and have an active infection, your doctor may test your amniotic fluid and fetal blood. An ultrasound can also help determine if the fetus has been infected.
If your fetus is diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, you will most likely be referred to a specialist. Genetic counseling will also be suggested. The option of terminating pregnancy, depending on the gestational age of the baby, may be offered as a possibility. If you continue your pregnancy, your doctor will probably prescribe antibiotics to help reduce the risk of symptoms in your baby.
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What complications are associated with toxoplasmosis?
The reason a pregnant woman should take special precautions to avoid toxoplasmosis is that she can be very serious, even fatal, to 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 have 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 who are infected later in pregnancy. Babies born with toxoplasmosis may have a higher risk of hearing and vision loss. Some children may be affected with learning disabilities.
How is toxoplasmosis treated?
Your doctor may recommend not treating your toxoplasmosis if it is not causing any symptoms. Most healthy people who develop an infection have no symptoms or mild symptoms that are self-limiting.
If the disease is severe, persistent, involves the eyes or involves the internal organs, your doctor will typically prescribe pyrimethamine (Daraprim) and sulfadiazine. Pyrimethamine is also used to treat malaria. Sulfadiazine is an antibiotic.
If you have HIV or AIDS, you may need to continue these medicines for life. Pyrimethamine lowers folic acid, which is a type of vitamin B. Your doctor may also ask you to take additional vitamin B while you are taking this medicine.
Treatment during pregnancy
O Treatment during pregnancy is a little different. Your course of treatment will depend on the fetal infection 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 pregnant to reduce the likelihood of transmission to the fetus. An antibiotic called spiramycin is usually recommended in the first and early second trimester. A combination of pyrimethamine / sulfadiazine and leucovorin is generally used during the late second and third trimesters.
If your fetus has toxoplasmosis, pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine may be considered as treatment. However, both drugs have significant side effects on women and the fetus and are used only as a last resort. Potential side effects include bone marrow suppression that helps produce blood cells and liver toxicity.
Qwhat 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 an appropriate treatment plan 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 your symptoms are mild and if you are healthy.
How is toxoplasmosis prevented?
You can avoid toxoplasmosis:
washing all vegetables, fruits and vegetables before eating them; Mara uses a product and although I know that “business people will not support me with a QSuco package, I will put the product image here, Hidrosteril
- making sure that all the meats are well cooked,
- washing all utensils used to handle raw meat,
- wash hands after cleaning or collect feces from cat box.
Translated by Claudio Afonso de Souza from the original in Toxoplasmosis,between 8, 9 and 10 days of July of 2019.
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