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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.

toxoplasmosis

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

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]

toxoplasmosis

Infection by a parasite that can affect the retina.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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.

toxoplasmosis

n toxoplasmosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
Patients with suspicion of ocular toxoplasmosis had ocular alterations, such as toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis scars or retinal exudative lesions.
Optical coherence tomography findings of active ocular toxoplasmosis complicating with serous macular detachment.
To the Editor: Ocular toxoplasmosis (OT), caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is known to be a major health problem in South America, especially in Colombia and Brazil (1-3).
10] This finding showed that blood samples can reliably be used as alternative samples for toxoplasmosis studies by PCR, as suggested previously in ocular toxoplasmosis studies.
17,18) Ocular toxoplasmosis is the second most common retinal infection in AIDS; the most common is due to CMV retinitis.
Eye diseases which can be affected by pregnancy include: diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, uveitis, ocular toxoplasmosis, optic neuropathies, pituitary adenomas, meningiomas, and migraines.
Ocular toxoplasmosis was the next most common ocular opportunistic infection and was seen in 3 patients (7.
Murine neonatal infection provides an efficient model for congenital ocular toxoplasmosis.
Key Words: Toxoplasmosis, Toxoplasma gondii, congenital, ocular toxoplasmosis
Presumed acquired ocular toxoplasmosis in deer hunters.
Estimated prevalence of ocular toxoplasmosis and toxocariasis in Alabama.