Overview

Toxoplasmosis is an infection that is caused by a parasite. This parasite, called Toxoplasma gondii, can be found in cat feces and in undercooked meat, especially venison, lamb, and pork. Toxoplasmosis can be deadly for a fetus if the mother bec[read article]

Tests for Toxoplasmosis

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A toxoplasma or toxoplasmosis test is a blood test that is used to determine if you have the antibodies to protect your body from the Toxoplasma gondii parasite in ...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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Each year you hear about small outbreaks of meningitis. It is highly contagious and sometimes fatal. Learn why the classic symptoms of a high fever and stiff neck s...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A toxoplasma or toxoplasmosis test is a blood test that is used to determine if you have the antibodies to protect your body from the Toxoplasma gondii parasite in ...  More
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Diseases of the eye can be difficult to diagnose during a general physical examination. A doctor who specializes in treating eye problems (ophthalmologist) is bette...  More
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Cell Count and Differential- Cerebrospinal Fluid
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Giemsa stain method
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Toxoplasma Gondii DNA Assay Test
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Wright Staining
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Wright-Giemsa Stain Method
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During pregnancy, infections can be spread from a woman to her developing fetus. Early identification and treatment of these infections in a newborn child is crucia...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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IgM Serum Test
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Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Serum Test
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Immunoglobulin Level Test
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Biopsy of Brain Tissue
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Amniocentesis is a test used to determine whether your unborn baby has any genetic abnormalities (genetic amniocentesis) or whether its lungs are developed enough f...  More
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Brain Biopsy
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Toxoplasmosis

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PYRIMETHAMINE (pahy ruh METH uh meen) is an anti-parasitic medicine. It is used to treat and to prevent malaria. This medicine is also used to treat an infection of...  More
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SULFADIAZINE (sul fa DYE a zeen) is an sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used to treat many different kinds of bacterial infections, like those of the brain, ears, and ...  More
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CLINDAMYCIN (KLIN da MYE sin) is a lincosamide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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AZITHROMYCIN (az ith roe MYE sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, ...  More
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PYRIMETHAMINE; SULFADOXINE is used to treat or prevent malaria infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.  More
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SULFISOXAZOLE (sul fi SOX a zole) is a sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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