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.

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 ?
In rare cases, disseminated toxoplasmosis can occur, which involves at least two organs, in failure of an effective Th1 immune response.
Toxoplasmosis can be diagnosed by biological, serological, and histological methods ora combination of them (DUBEY, 2010).
In infants, congenital toxoplasmosis is associated with neurologic defects, neurocognitive defects, and chorioretinitis resulting in serious symptoms like blindness or mental disability (Torgerson and Mastroiacovo, 2013).
At early stages toxoplasmosis is asymptomatic, although sometimes it may cause fever and headache, etc.
Results: Because of acute toxoplasmosis, death occurred in a quail that as intramuscularly infected with 105 tachyzoites; the quail exhibited neurological clinical symptoms such as torticollis, ataxia, and tremor.
Por otra parte, la toxoplasmosis se ha diagnosticado en mas de 300 especies de mamiferos, incluyendo varias especies marinas, en mas de 30 aves domesticas y silvestres; en todas ellas se desarrolla el ciclo evolutivo asexual y son, por lo tanto, huespedes intermediarios (2).
Different outcomes were computed and it was found out that the disease was more common among patients of lower/poor socioeconomic status 64% positive for toxoplasmosis where as 36% belonged to average economical strata.
La infeccion por toxoplasmosis en hurones domesticos (Mustela putorius furo) ha sido registrada desde 1932 (Coutelen, 1932, citado por Burns et al.
El diagnostico de toxoplasmosis en pacientes con trasplante de rinon no es facil, dado que las manifestaciones clinicas y de laboratorio son inespecificas y puede existir infeccion concomitante con otros oportunistas o confundirse con un cuadro de rechazo agudo (4, 5).
Additionally, the report provides an overview of key players involved in therapeutic development for Toxoplasmosis and features dormant and discontinued projects.