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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 ?
A presumed recurrent toxoplasmosis expressing as a papillitis with an active juxtapapillary retinochoroiditis focus in the affected eye and a healed retinochoroiditis in the unaffected eye, was strongly suspected in this patient.
Toxoplasmosis tanisinda antikor tespitine dayanan indirekt tani yontemlerinin yani sira parazitin veya DNA'sinin tespitini hedefleyen direkt yontemler (kultur, hayvan inokulasyonu ve polimeraz zincir reaksiyonu) de kullanilmaktadir.
Toxoplasmosis IgM levels 36IU/mL (normal value1.0).
We reviewed prevention practices implemented in European countries and evaluated the burden of toxoplasmosis among HSCT and SOT recipients.
The principal fetal abnormalities in congenital toxoplasmosis (CTX) are classically described as the triad of chorioretinitis, intracranial calcifications, and hydrocephalus.
In 1983 toxoplasmosis was more widely recorded as a cause of morbidity in immune deficient patients including AIDS and idiopathic CD4 cytopenia syndrome.
The clinical presentation of toxoplasmosis may vary; in immunocompetent individuals, the infection is asymptomatic in up to 80% of the cases and bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy is the most common presentation [10].
Differentials included toxoplasmosis and primary CNS lymphoma.
The reactivation of latent infection as result of an immunodeficiency such as severely immunosuppressed HIV-infected patients in absence of highly active antiretroviral therapy and prophylaxis results more frequently in cerebral toxoplasmosis. In rare cases, disseminated toxoplasmosis can occur, which involves at least two organs, in failure of an effective Th1 immune response.