infection with or the disease caused by a sporozoan of the genus Toxoplasma (T. gondii) that invades the tissues and may seriously damage the central nervous system, especially of infants
A parasitic infection that, when contracted by a pregnant woman, can result in serious newborn illness and chronic disabilities.
an infection caused by the parasite named Toxoplasma gondii that can invade tissues and damage the brain, especially in a fetus and in a newborn baby. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache, swollen lymph glands, and muscle aches and pains. Can be contracted by touching the hands to the mouth after gardening, cleaning a cat's litter box, or anything that came into contact with cat feces; or by eating raw or partly cooked meat, or touching the hands to the mouth after touching raw or undercooked meat.
an intestinal parasite in cats. They get it from rodents. People can get toxoplasmosis more commonly from eating undercooked meats.They can also get it by handling litter boxes from infected cats and not washing their hands afterwards.
a disease carried in cat feces that can be passed to humans and can cause birth defects in the fetus if the mother contracts the disease during pregnancy
A common infection caused by the intracellular parasite toxoplasma gondii. If acquired by the mother it is characterized by rash, lymphdenopathy, fever, malaise, central nervous system disorders, myocarditis and pneumonitis. The cysts are commonly passed to humans who eat inadequately cooked meat, or by handling cat feces. Cats acquire the disease by eating infected birds and mice. In severe cases it can contracted in utero by crossing the placenta where it is characterized by cerebral calcification, convulsions, blindness, microcephaly and mental retardation. Once infected, immunity is confered. Pregnant mothers who are not immune are warned not to handle cats, cat feces or litter boxes.
an organism that causes intrauterine infection.
a disease transmitted from animals (especially cats) to humans by parasite infected feces or by eating undercooked meat containing Toxoplasma gondii; infection during pregnancy can cause birth defects.
A disease due to infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, usually causing inflammation of the brain.
a common protozoan infection that is usually only dangerous to a fetus in early pregnancy or a person who is immunocompromised
Infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, causing general illness, loss of weight, raised temperature, coughing, peritonitis, nervous signs and possibly abortion and death in very young puppies.
A disease caused by a sporozoan Toxoplasma when acquired after birth, characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, and lesions in the liver, heart, lungs, and brain. Can also affect unborn child. ( 4-21, 6-14)
A protozoan disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii.
An infection that is caused by the parasite that is often carried by cats, birds, and other animals. Once infected the virus stays there but depending on ones immune system determines the bodies' reaction.
A disease caused by a parasite that is found in many kinds of meat (and cat fecal matter). It causes severe illness, especially in pregnant women, but is easily destroyed through cooking.
is an infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii, present in the environment (undercooked, infected meat, handling soil or cat feces that contain the parasite). Maternal active infection during pregnancy can lead to congenital toxoplasmosis, and the toxoplasmosis parasite can also cross the placenta. Fetal infection can result in miscarriage, poor growth, early delivery or stillbirth. Children born with toxoplasmosis can experience eye problems, hydrocephalus, convulsions or mental disabilities. (More? Toxoplasmosis | Abnormal Development)
infection caused by parasites transmitted to humans from infected cats; if contracted by a pregnant woman it can result in serious damage to the fetus
a blood test that checks for antibodies to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite
a cosmopolitan disease
a disease caused by a protozoan that causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
An infection, which if contracted in pregnancy can damage the foetus or cause miscarriage. Often found in animal excrement and unwashed vegetables.
Fungal infection, typically of the brain, caused by Toxoplasma gondii.
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection carried by cats' faeces and uncooked meat. It may cause stillbirth or miscarriage if a woman contracts it for the first time during pregnancy. To reduce the risk of infection, pregnant women should avoid touching a cat's litter tray and always wash their hands thoroughly after handling meat.
an infection usually transmitted by eating raw or poorly cooked meat, drinking unpasteurised goats milk or through contact with cats faeces which may cause severe defects in the unborn child
An infectious disease caused by a microscopic parasite found in infected, undercooked meat and the feces of cats.
an infectious disease caused by a parasite that can be harmful to an unborn baby.
A disease caused by infection with a microorganism, toxoplasmosis gondii; usually producing only mild symptoms except if contracted by a pregnant woman, when it can cause blindness and mental retardation in the foetus.
a parasite found in cat stools or in undercooked red meat and on unwashed, unpeeled, or uncooked vegetables/frutis that can cause strokes and/or brain damage in someone with AIDS and low T-cells who is not taking a preventative medication
A parasitic disease that affects the brain that occurs in patients who are immunosuppressed (such as those individuals with AIDS)
An infection caused by toxoplasms that invade the tissues and may damage the central nervous system of the baby. Carried by cats, birds, and uncooked meats. Avoiding cleaning fecal matter of pets while pregnant is recommended.
an opportunistic infection caused by the microscopic protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, found in undercooked meat and cat feces. Symptoms may include headache, lymphadenopathy, malaise, muscle pain and fever. A common manifestation of the disease toxoplasmic encephalitis (cerebral toxoplasmosis), characterized by brain swelling, dementia, confusion, lethargy, seizures and coma; the eyes, heart and lungs may also be affected. Toxoplasmosis is treated with pyramethamine, usually in combination with other drugs; TMP-SMX may be used as prophylaxis.
An inflammation of the brain caused by toxoplasma gondii, a parasite. Frequently causes inflammation of the brain. It may also involve the heart, lung, adrenal glands, pancreas and testicles. This disease is usually mild but it can cause fever and swollen glands, as well as severe headaches. Fifty percent of Americans have been exposed to toxoplasma gondii at some point in their lives. This is considered an AIDS-defining condition in the United States.
A parasitic infection carried in cat feces and uncooked meat that can cause stillbirth or miscarriage when contracted by a pregnant woman. Toxoplasmosis is rare; an estimated one in 1,000 women is infected during pregnancy.
Retinal lesion associated with overlying vitreous haze. Vision loss may occur depending on the position and extent of the lesion. Contracted from cats.
An infection which, during pregnancy can cause serious defects to the unborn child, it is contracted from cat faeces.
Cats can pick up an intestinal parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, by eating infected prey or raw meat. If you are pregnant, avoid handling cat litter, wear gloves when gardening, avoid eating rare meat or unwashed fruit and vegetables, and wash your hands after handling raw meat. There is a slight risk that if you handle cat faeces and put your hands near your mouth, your unborn child could develop a birth defect.
Toxoplasmosis is an infection that is caused by the protozoan (see protozoa) parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite is carried by cats, birds, and other animals, and is found in soil contaminated by cat feces and in meat, particularly pork. The parasite can infect the lungs, retina of the eye, heart, pancreas, liver, colon, and testes. Once T. gondii invades the body, it remains there, but the immune system in a healthy person usually prevents the parasite from causing disease. If the immune system becomes severely damaged, as in HIV-infected persons, or is suppressed by drugs, T. gondii can begin to multiply and cause severe disease. In HIV-infected persons, the most common site of toxoplasmosis is the brain. When T. gondii invades the brain, causing inflammation, the condition is called toxoplasmic encephalitis. While the disease in HIV-infected persons can generally be treated with some success, lifelong therapy is required to prevent its reoccurrence.
common parasitic disease that presents as swollen "glands" (enlarged lymph nodes); when disease occurs in immunosuppressed people, it may cause encephalitis or brain abscesses
an infection that can damage the eyes and central nervous system, as well as some internal organs.
A disease caused by the sporozoan Toxoplasma gondii, found in cat feces. It can be fatal to a fetus.
A disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii; may cause swollen glands, muscle aches, and flu-like symptoms.
A disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which may cause birth defects if acquired prenatally. (Because contact with the fecal matter of domestic cats can spread the disease, caution should be used when handling litterboxes.) ltrasound: A non-invasive imaging method using high sound frequencies that allows views of internal organs, blood flow, and tissues.
A disease that may be transmitted in cat feces; sometimes causes fever and swollen glands; in a pregnant woman it can harm the fetus.
A parasitic infection carried in cat feces and uncooked meat that can be dangerous to the fetus if contracted by a pregnant woman. Pregnant women are advised to avoid contact with cat feces.
A generalized infection of the central nervous system caused by a small parasite.
An opportunistic infection caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which is found in undercooked meat and cat feces. A common manifestation is toxoplasmic encephalitis, characterized by brain swelling, confusion, lethargy, and possible coma.
An infection that can cause inflammation of the retina.
is an infectious disease rather rare.
Infectious disease caused by a parasitic organism and can be acquired or present at birth. Lesions of the central nervous system occur, which lead to blindness brain defects, and other serious conditions.
This disease is caused by an organism found in raw and rare meat, garden soil and cat feces. It is typically not harmful to adults, but can cause injury to the fetus and placenta.
A disease caused by the protozoa Toxoplasma Gondii. Toxoplasmosis can affect a number of organs, but most commonly causes encephalitis, or brain inflammation.
A life-threatening opportunistic infection caused by a microscopic parasite (Toxoplasma gondii) found in raw or undercooked meat and cat feces. Symptoms may be so mild as to be barely noticeable or may be more severe with headache, lymphadenopathy, malaise, muscle pain, fever and dementia. Toxoplasmosis may lead to brain swelling, coma and death in people with suppressed immune systems.
A disease caused by a parasite. It may be present in undercooked meat or cat feces.
An infection that can cause blindness, retardation, and neural tube defects in the fetus. Because cats, birds, and fish can carry the parasite which causes toxoplasmosis, pregnant women should avoid changing litterboxes and cleaning bird cages or fish tanks or gardening. It can also be found in raw and rare meat and garden soil.
An infectious disease called toxoplasmosis is caused by microscopic parasites found in infected cat feces and undercooked meat. It is fairly rare, but can cause stillbirth or miscarriage when contracted by a pregnant woman.
A disease caused by a parasite. It is carried by cat feces.
an infection caused by a parasite that can lead to serious illness or death in the fetus.
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite infects most warm-blooded animals, including humans, but the primary host is the felid (cat) family. Animals are infected by eating infected meat, by contact with cat faeces, or by transmission from mother to fetus.