Toxoplasmosis (Parasite: Toxoplasma gondii) ICD-10 B58
Toxoplasmosis is a parasite disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii. Influenza-like symptoms and swelling in lymph nodes. Infection during pregnancy can cause birth defects.
- In weakened immune systems that may occur during treatment with immunosuppressive drugs for rheumatic disease, toxoplasmosis can rarely cause serious complications
Infection via cats, raw meat (especially lamb). Stool (faecal) infection through unclean hands.
- Acute stage
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Muscle pain that lasts for months
Infection during pregnancy
- The so-called "TORCH infections"is a group of infections that can cause fetal malformations:
Healthy people do not get seriously ill, but are latent carriers
- Cutaneous toxoplasmosis
- IgG antibody after 1-2 weeks with a maximum of 1-XNUM months
- IgM not specific. Normalized after a few months
- Trimethoprim sulfa
- Avoid exposure
- Consider Trimetoptim-Sulfa if the CD4 number is less than 200 (at HIV infection)