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Toxoplasmosis

toxoplasmosis

(Science: microbiology) An acute or chronic, widespread disease of animals and humans caused by the obligate intracellular protozoon toxoplasma gondii, transmitted by oocysts containing the pathogen in the faeces of cats (the definitive host), usually by contaminated soil, direct exposure to infected faeces, tissue cysts in infected meat or tachyzoites (proliferating forms) in blood.


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Toxoplasmosis testing and false positives

Hi there, I have a couple of questions abouthe the above and would greatly appreciate some info. What are the causes of false positives in these tests - is it a statistical problem? How is a fasle positive resolved? Further, if someone has already tested negative to current and past infection are th...

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by gkec
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:10 am
 
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Topic: Toxoplasmosis testing and false positives
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Infectious Disease_Parasites... appropriate treatment?Ideas?

... been to a number of ID, Derm, GI, GP, etc) He diagnosed to be allergic to both gluten and soy, as well as finding out my stool tested positive for toxoplasmosis, amoebas, and klebsiella (although those tests had been negative when tested over the past 3 years by other docs -- I had been in South ...

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by eak12
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Infectious Disease_Parasites... appropriate treatment?Ideas?
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The Fiber Disease

... SYSTEMIC DISEASES Cytomegalovirus Retinitis DERMATOLOGIC DISEASE Candida Viral Infections Folliculitis Kaposi's Sarcoma Bacillary Angiomatosis Toxoplasmosis Cryptococcal Meningitis Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Central Nervous System Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Mycobacterium ...

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by London
Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:56 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

Hey Guys Just logged on here. I was wondering what thoughts you have on this. Doc is starting a new regimen with me. Treatment for Toxoplasmosis. Yes I have "Morgellons"....or whatever you want to call it. This is my first post and Hi Sabrina....stop ragging on me now....lol ...took ...

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by the good doctor
Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:45 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... for certain gamete stages. Diseases caused by Apicomplexa include: Babesiosis (Babesia) Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium) Malaria (Plasmodium) Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii) Most members have a complex life-cycle, involving both asexual and sexual reproduction. Typically, a host is infected ...

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by Skytroll
Tue May 02, 2006 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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