Toxoplasmosis

Common Name(s)

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by toxoplasma gondii, a common parasite. Some people with the parasite show flu-like symptoms such as body aches, headaches, fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes and occasionally a sore throat, however in most cases no symptoms are shown. For women who become infected while pregnant, there is a chance they will pass on the disease to their child (congenital toxoplasmosis). When the mother is infected early in the pregnancy, the risks become more serious for the child. If the child survives the pregnancy, they may develop hearing loss, mental disability, or serious eye infections during their teenage years. Newborn screening tests are available for congenital toxoplasmosis.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Toxoplasmosis" returned 893 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Early diagnosis and successful treatment of acquired toxoplasmosis infectious retinochoroiditis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Xiaoli Lv, Pingping Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11231.

 

Toxoplasma gondii is distributed worldwide, infecting a large population. It can cause focal necrotic retinitis or retinochoroiditis in the human eyes and is one of the most common causes of posterior uveitis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Transcriptional repression by ApiAP2 factors is central to chronic toxoplasmosis.
 

Author(s): Joshua B Radke, Danielle Worth, David Hong, Sherri Huang, William J Sullivan, Emma H Wilson, Michael W White

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Tachyzoite to bradyzoite development in Toxoplasma is marked by major changes in gene expression resulting in a parasite that expresses a new repertoire of surface antigens hidden inside a modified parasitophorous vacuole called the tissue cyst. The factors that control this important ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Congenital toxoplasmosis: Serology, PCR, parasite isolation and molecular characterization of Toxoplasma gondii].
 

Author(s): Liliana Carral, Federico Kaufer, Lais Pardini, Ricardo Durlach, Gastón Moré, María C Venturini, Cristina Freuler

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. ;35(1):36-40.

 

Congenital toxoplasmosis diagnosis in the newborn is a very important issue due to the need for early treatment to prevent future sequels. Aim To compare available methods at the institution for the diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis. Material and Methods In this study we have ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Toxoplasmosis" returned 91 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Toxoplasmosis seroprevalence in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Zahra Hosseininejad, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Afsaneh Amouei, Seyed Abdollah Hosseini, Tooran Nayeri Chegeni, Davood Anvari, Reza Saberi, Shaban Gohardehi, Azadeh Mizani, Mitra Sadeghi, Ahmad Daryani

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Toxoplasmosis is a cosmopolitan infection caused by an intracellular obligatory protozoan, Toxoplasma gondii. Infection to this parasite in immunocompetent patients is usually asymptomatic, but today it is believed that the infection can be a risk factor for a variety of diseases, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of toxoplasmosis in hemodialysis patients in Iran.
 

Author(s): Masoud Foroutan, Ali Rostami, Hamidreza Majidiani, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Sasan Khazaei, Milad Badri, Elham Yousefi

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Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that occurs worldwide, with a wide range of complications in immunocompromised patients. This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the seroprevalence of among patients undergoing hemodialysis in Iran.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Review of toxoplasmosis in Morocco: seroprevalence and risk factors for toxoplasma infection among pregnant women and HIV- infected patients.
 

Author(s): Majda Laboudi

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Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a protozoal parasite: . This infection can cause severe illness when the organism is contracted congenitally or when it is reactivated in immunosuppressed people. In this paper we review for the first time prevalence and risk factors of among ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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New Diagnostic Approach for Congenital Toxoplasmosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Toxoplasmosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2017

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Last Updated: 13 May 2009

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Lyon Cohort of Maternal and Congenital Toxoplasma Infections
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Toxoplasmosis, Congenital

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016

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