Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis is a word that is part of women who are trying to get pregnant or who are pregnant.

Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis is an infection made through a parasite. It is a very simple infection that often goes unnoticed but during pregnancy can cause serious problems in the development of the baby.

Toxoplasmosis affects about 2 out of every 1000 pregnant women, to avoid any problems, are made analyzes to detect immunity and a possible infection, these analyzes are performed through a simple blood sample are repeated in all quarters.

Causes of Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasma gondii is present in raw or undercooked meat, on contaminated soil and in animal faeces, is a parasite that reproduces sexually only in cats, but which may be present in all living organisms.

Symptoms of Toxoplasmosis

The symptoms are very similar to a flu.

Once implanted into an organism, animal or human, the parasite reproduces cysts in any part of its body.

  • Fever
  • Swollen liver
  • Swollen glands
  • Muscle pain
  • Fever or chills

How to avoid contracting toxoplasmosis

Do not touch infected feces of cats;

Wash hands thoroughly after touching a cat;

Wash thoroughly all raw foods;

Do not touch the earth;

Do not eat raw or raw meat or fish;

Thoroughly wash all cooking utensils;

Wash hands thoroughly several times a day, especially at the time of cooking;

Avoid eating salads and seafood outside the home.

Treatment for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy

Treatment of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy includes the use of antibiotics, the antibiotic serves to reduce the risk of transmission of the infection from mother to baby. A baby may also be examined by collecting a sample of fetal blood taken from the umbilical cord or the amniotic fluid itself.