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Toxoplasma positive in 11th week of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   may i know ur name
Doctor :   Dr.xxxxx
User :   haw long u have been practicing
Doctor :   6 years
User :   and what are ur specialies
User :   i need to chat with a ob/gyne
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   ok
User :   i need to know abt toxoplasma
Doctor :   ok
User :   i came to know i am toxoplasma the 11th week of pregnancy
Doctor :   toxoplasma gondii
User :   igm was 1.6 (it has to be less than .80)
Doctor :   isit
User :   and igg was 152 which has to be less than 6 or so
Doctor :   Toxoplasma gondii is a well-known teratogen -- an agent that can cause birth defects. If a woman is pregnant when she is infected, the parasite can cross the placenta from her to the baby with sometimes catastrophic consequences.
Doctor :   Children born with toxo (congenital toxoplasmosis) can have mental retardation, convulsions (epilepsy), spasticity, cerebral palsy, and partial or complete deafness and blindness.
User :   i knwo that
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i feel i had a past infection as my igg was very high
Doctor :   ok
User :   and igm was nearly equivocal
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it correct
Doctor :   yes
User :   what are my chances of passing it to my baby?
Doctor :   if u have acute infection
Doctor :   the baby will get the infection
Doctor :   other wise
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes
User :   tell me
Doctor :   if the antibody titres are normal
Doctor :   then there is less chance
User :   what does my report says
Doctor :   the titres are high
User :   does it seem to be acute infection during pregnancy
Doctor :   but them rechecked once again
User :   i was put on rovamicine from 11th week
User :   igg has fall dowm to 90 but igm is still positive but on the border line 1.32
Doctor :   ok
User :   so is it acute infection
Doctor :   igM always represents clearance of infection
User :   what does that mean........
Doctor :   it means the infection is cleared off
User :   so there is no infection currently?
Doctor :   yes
User :   if the igm is positive
User :   and how abt igg what does it indicates
User :   u there
Doctor :   igg represents
Doctor :   past infection
Doctor :   infection more than three months
Doctor :   did the gynecologist advise for
Doctor :   aminocentesis or ultrasound
User :   on one hand you say that the titers are high though it seem to be acute infection and on the other u say it is cleared off..................please put your words clearly
User :   i got an ultrasound done in 20th week......everything was normal and fine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   IGM shows
Doctor :   infection gets cleared
Doctor :   igg shows past infection
Doctor :   u can say there is no acute infection
Doctor :   that whats i said
Doctor :   so could u type in the ultrasound report
User :   i dont have it with me right now
User :   but the report was good
Doctor :   did the gynecologist advise for aminocentesis
User :   no
Doctor :   u can know if there are fetal abnormalities
Doctor :   by that
User :   i know
User :   but she said it is not required
Doctor :   then baby must be fine
User :   where do u practis
Doctor :   if the scan had no abnormalitirs
Doctor :   i work for healthcaremagic
User :   i mean which hospital?
Doctor :   i do online consultation now
User :   ok
Doctor :   i worked in hospital before
Doctor :   any doubts
Doctor :   please ask
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   bye
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