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Toxoplasmosis - Glossary

Written by Dr. Sangamithra, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Dec 08, 2016
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Glossary:

Abdomen: The part of the body that contains the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, appendix, gallbladder, and bladder.

Acute: Sudden, brief, and severe form of illness.

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome): An infection due to HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) that severely damages the immune system.

Antibiotic: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
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Anemia: A condition in which the number of red blood cells is below normal.

Autoimmune response: Reaction of the body against one or some of its own tissues that are perceived as foreign substances, resulting in production of antibodies against that tissue.

Basal Cells: Small, round cells found in the lower part (or base) of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin.

Brain: he brain is that portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It functions as a primary receiver, organizer and distributor of information for the body. It has two (right and left) halves called "hemispheres."

Chronic: Of long duration, often years; recurring.

Computed Tomography (CT) scanning: An imaging technique that uses a computer to organize the information from multiple x-ray views and construct a cross-sectional image of areas inside the body. Also called computerized axial tomography (CAT) or CT scan.

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vulcanneles

I have this stupid ,mfking thing for more than 6 years. Unfortunatly we live in this universe and the universal laws apply at all the levels. What can b done? if we can get in the cyst, with poison strong enogh , we can get rid of tht mfking bunch of organisms tht don't want anything alse , just to survive and reproduce. Is all bout transfering the energy, from me to them, or from outside enviroment to me to survive! Good luck apply 2!

Rachel123

I am healthy 37yr women, I first got toxoplasmosis in my left eye in 2005 then again in 2006 and is currently being treated for it again since June 2011.on all three occasions was treated with antibioctic and eye drops. I was first told that could return up to three times in my life, now it has return for the third time I have been told that it can return as many times as it likes, this concerns me as it has already affected my vision and I am worried i may lose my sight if it returns again . I have learnt more about it on google than I have from my eye specialist and doctor.not sure if I should get a blood test done or other test but no one has recommended that I do. now it's in the paper that it may be connected to brain cancer,dont know if it can spread from eye to brain..hope not.Had a lot of cats as a child thats seems to be when I may of come incontact with it. Rachel

Robinjr17

Hi Rachel....I am a 43 year old woman with toxoplasmosis in my eye. It has happened twice also and I have no other real symptoms except extreme stress and aniety from a crazy divorce. I hate reading the things online because they sound so hopeless..... Did you get your whole eyesight back?

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