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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. More than 60 million people in the U.S. have the parasite. Most of them don't get sick. But the parasite causes serious problems for some people. These include people with weak immune systems and babies whose mothers become infected for the first time during pregnancy. Problems can include damage to the brain, eyes, and other organs. You can get toxoplasmosis from . - Waste from an infected cat. - Eating contaminated meat that is raw or not well cooked . - Using utensils or cutting boards after they've had contact with contaminated raw meat . - Drinking infected water . - Receiving an infected organ transplant or blood transfusion. Most people with toxoplasmosis don't need treatment. There are drugs to treat it for pregnant women and people with weak immune systems. . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
21597
Concept ID:
C0040558
Disease or Syndrome
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Sign

Objective evidence of disease perceptible to the examining healthcare provider. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
137150
Concept ID:
C0311392
Finding
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Neurotoxoplasmosis

MedGen UID:
199697
Concept ID:
C0751631
Disease or Syndrome
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Toxoplasmosis, Cerebral

Infections of the BRAIN caused by the protozoan TOXOPLASMA gondii that primarily arise in individuals with IMMUNOLOGIC DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES (see also AIDS-RELATED OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS). The infection may involve the brain diffusely or form discrete abscesses. Clinical manifestations include SEIZURES, altered mentation, headache, focal neurologic deficits, and INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp41-3) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
38846
Concept ID:
C0085315
Disease or Syndrome
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