toxoplasmosis

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tox·o·plas·mo·sis

 (tŏk′sō-plăz-mō′sĭs)
n. pl. tox·o·plas·mo·ses (-mō′sēz)
A disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, especially:
a. A congenital disease characterized by lesions of the central nervous system that can cause blindness and brain damage.
b. An acquired disease characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, and lesions in the liver, heart, lungs, and brain.
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toxoplasmosis

(ˌtɒksəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a protozoal disease characterized by jaundice, enlarged liver and spleen, and convulsions, caused by infection with Toxoplasma gondii
ˌtoxoˈplasmic adj
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tox•o•plas•mo•sis

(ˌtɒk soʊ plæzˈmoʊ sɪs)

n.
an infection with a protozoan, Toxoplasma gondii, commonly transmitted by contaminated meat or cat feces: usu. mild but a cause of fetal damage in pregnant women.
[1925–30; < New Latin Toxoplasm(a) (see toxo-, plasma) + -osis]
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toxoplasmosis

Infection by a parasite that can affect the retina.
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Noun1.toxoplasmosis - 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
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
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Translations

tox·o·plas·mo·sis

n. toxoplasmosis, infección causada por un microorganismo de la familia Toxoplasma que invade los tejidos, con síntomas leves de malestar o posible infl. de las glándulas. linfáticas; puede ocasionar daños a la vista y al sistema nervioso central.
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toxoplasmosis

n toxoplasmosis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Urine sample used for congenital toxoplasmosis diagnosis by PCR.
The principal fetal abnormalities in congenital toxoplasmosis (CTX) are classically described as the triad of chorioretinitis, intracranial calcifications, and hydrocephalus.
[7] It has also been recently reported that an unusual abundance of atypical strains in the environment is associated with human ocular toxoplasmosis and with severe forms of congenital toxoplasmosis. [7]
However, in pregnant women, a primary infection during pregnancy may lead to infection of the fetus and congenital toxoplasmosis (4).
Toxoplasmosis snapshots: global status of Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence and implications for pregnancy and congenital toxoplasmosis. Int J Parasitol 2009 Oct; 39(12):1385-1394.
(13,19) Serological diagnosis regularly monitors seronegative pregnant women and seroconversion of children under congenital toxoplasmosis investigation.
If pregnant mother is infected, the parasite can move to unborn fetus via the placenta resulting in congenital toxoplasmosis. This can result in with fetal death and abortion.
Prenatal Treatment for Serious Neurological Sequelae of Congenital Toxoplasmosis: An Observational Prospective Cohort Study.
Patients' exposure to any identified risk factors were documented and given treatment of toxoplasmosis and were followed to find out whether those ended in abortion, intrauterine deaths, fetal anomalies, an alive baby or congenital toxoplasmosis in newborn.
Congenital toxoplasmosis is not only a serious public health problem to humans, but it also has a huge economic importance for sheep industry (WANG et al., 2011).

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