Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a physical examination and request an antibody test to detect the parasite presence.
In babies, the isolation or localization of the parasite in the tissues is also required.
If the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis is confirmed, but your immune system is in optimal condition, it is most likely that you will be prescribed conventional antibiotics and that you will recover without any setbacks.
In the case of pregnant women, people with AIDS, and patients who have received chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs, the treatment will consist of reducing the risks and complications of the disease and seeking to prevent the infection from reactivating.
You can help prevent toxoplasmosis:
- Avoid eating raw or semi-cooked meat.
- Refrain from consuming unpasteurized dairy products.
- Performing constant hand hygiene.
- Washing fruits and vegetables.
- Wearing gloves when gardening or cleaning cat litter boxes.
- Deworming your cats periodically.
At the ABC Medical Center Internal Medicine Department we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies, of chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.