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Congenital Toxoplasmosis Summary

Description: Prenatal protozoal infection with TOXOPLASMA gondii which is associated with injury to the developing fetal nervous system. The severity of this condition is related to the stage of pregnancy during which the infection occurs; first trimester infections are associated with a greater degree of neurologic dysfunction. Clinical features include HYDROCEPHALUS; MICROCEPHALY; deafness; cerebral calcifications; SEIZURES; and psychomotor retardation. Signs of a systemic infection may also be present at birth, including fever, rash, and hepatosplenomegaly. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p735)

Also Known As: Toxoplasmosis, Congenital; Congenital Infection, Toxoplasma gondii; Congenital Toxoplasma Infections; Toxoplasma Infections, Congenital; Congenital Toxoplasma Infection Show All >>

Networked: 313 relevant articles (13 outcomes, 32 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Congenital Toxoplasmosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 101 results : IBA
  2. Pyrimethamine (Daraprim) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 39 results : FDA 2
  3. Antibodies : 2 outcomes 8 studies in 77 results : IBA
  4. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 54 results : IBA
  5. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 38 results : IBA
  6. Spiramycin : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 21 results : IBA
  7. Antigens : 1 outcome 4 studies in 25 results : IBA
  8. Sulfadiazine (Sulphadiazine) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 22 results : FDA 8
  9. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) : 1 outcome 1 study in 13 results : IBA
  10. Sulfonamides : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Congenital Toxoplasmosis

  1. Hearing Loss (Hearing Impairment)
  2. Bacterial Meningitis
  3. Communicable Diseases (Infectious Diseases)
  4. Infection
  5. Toxoplasmosis
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Key Therapies for Congenital Toxoplasmosis

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 study in 4 results
  2. Prenatal Care : 2 results
  3. Intravitreal Injections : 1 result
  4. Fetal Therapies (Fetal Therapy) : 1 result
  5. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) : 1 result
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