A parasitic disease contracted by the ingestion or fetal transmission of toxoplasma gondii.
Acquired form of infection by toxoplasma gondii in animals and man.
An infection by a parasite called toxoplasma gondii
Infections of the brain caused by the protozoan toxoplasma gondii that primarily arise in individuals with immunologic deficiency syndromes (see also aids-related opportunistic infections). The infection may involve the brain diffusely or form discrete abscesses. Clinical manifestations include seizures, altered mentation, headache, focal neurologic deficits, and intracranial hypertension. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, ch27, pp41-3)
The acquired form of infection by toxoplasma gondii in animals and man.
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. More than 60 million people in the United States Have the parasite. Most of them don't get sick. But the parasite causes serious problems for some people. These include people with weak immune systems and babies whose mothers become infected for the first time during pregnancy. Problems can include damage to the brain, eyes and other organs. You can get toxoplasmosis from
waste from an infected cat
eating contaminated meat that is raw or not well cooked
using utensils or cutting boards after they've had contact with raw meat
drinking infected water
receiving an infected organ transplant or blood transfusion
most people with toxoplasmosis don't need treatment. There are drugs to treat it for pregnant women and people with weak immune systems. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.