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Can Toxoplasmosis Cause Neurological Problems?

Can Toxoplasmosis cause neurological problems such as random pains, weakness, numbness and so on? I am a 50 yr old, straight white male, 5 10.5 height and abt. 200 lbs. No HIV. Diagnosed with Toxoplasmosis at age 20 probably from pregnancy by mother (contact with a cat). Went blind in one eye. Surgery and medicine treated the eyes. Diagnosed with migraine (not the headache but neurolgical). Flashes of light, double-vision a year after diagnosis of Toxoplasmosis. Had the highest Toxoplasmosis count on record in 1982. Diagnosed with cubital tunnel and other arm conditions at age 36. More symptoms after that. Tested for Multiple Sclerosis with a lumbar puncture at age 48. Negative. MRI showed some minor scarring. Also showed mini stroke had previously occurred. Another mini stroke at age 48 causing double vision for over 2 months. Also diagnosed Type 2 diabetic in 2009. Can this be Toxoplasmosis causing all of the random pains and neurological trouble with arms?
Fri, 15 May 2020
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Hi,

Toxoplasmosis at age 20 will not cause any symptoms at age 50. You need detailed evaluation to establish the cause of your symptoms. It is possible that anti-migraine treatment can make you feel better.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist
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Can Toxoplasmosis Cause Neurological Problems?

Hi, Toxoplasmosis at age 20 will not cause any symptoms at age 50. You need detailed evaluation to establish the cause of your symptoms. It is possible that anti-migraine treatment can make you feel better. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist