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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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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
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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 ?
Our case reported clinically at the fundus presentation a severe optic disc edema and a juxtapapillary active focus of retinochoroiditis, being strongly suggestive of toxoplasmic anterior optic neuropathy (TAON) type I.
Current treatment guidelines for toxoplasmic encephalitis (TE) (1) recommend either pyrimethamine plus sulfadiazine or pyrimethamine plus clindamycin; trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole is also known to have comparable potency (2).
Review of Toxoplasmic Encephalitis in HIV Infection; a Case Study.
The core cause of visually handicapped in the visually impaired assembly was toxoplasmic macular retinochoroiditis, ocular malformation, congenital glaucoma, retinal dystrophies retinopathy of prematurity, optic atrophy, and congenital cataracts as well as degenerative disorders of the retina and macula.
Prevalence, associated factors, and prognostic determinants of AIDS-related toxoplasmic encephalitis in the era of advanced highly active antiretroviral therapy.
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of intravitreal clindamycin and dexamethasone (IVCD) plus systemic oral antitoxoplasma therapy against that of intravitreal therapy alone in the treatment of active toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis.
Nedelec, "Acute toxoplasmic hepatitis in an immunocompetent adult," Proceedings of the Annales de Medecine Interne, vol.
Patients with suspicion of ocular toxoplasmosis had ocular alterations, such as toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis scars or retinal exudative lesions.
Seroepidemiological study on toxoplasmic infection among high-school girls by Ifat in Esfahan City, Iran.
Grumet et al., "Evidence for genetic regulation of susceptibility to toxoplasmic encephalitis in AIDS patients," The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.