2006 Toxoplasmosis ParaSite:

http://www.stanford.edu/class/humbio103/ParaSites2006/Toxoplasmosis/references.html

BACKGROUND

Quick Facts

Disease

Toxoplasmosis

Parasite

Toxoplasma gondii (apicomplexan)

Means of Human Infection

Ingestion of infected meat or oocysts in cat feces (congenital infection)

Location of Parasites in Humans

Cells of reticuloendothelial systems, lungs, eye, brain (intracellular)

Clinical Features

Lymphadenopathy, fever, pneumonia, eye and brain damage

Laboratory Diagnosis

Parasites in biopsy or fluids, serologic tests

(John DT and Petri WA, Jr., 2006)

 


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