Explanation Of The Results Of Laboratory Tests To Determine Toxoplasmosis?
Hello …. Good morning …. I was a week ago I checked the lab for anti-toxoplasma IgM and anti-toxoplasma Avidity. Lab results show:
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Toxoplasmosis is an infection in humans caused by a protozoan, Toxoplasma gondii, which is found in cat feces, undercooked meat so that the spread that occurs is animal to human except in pregnant women can spread to the fetus with symptoms in the form of growth and fetal development until with fetal death.
In healthy people, usually infection from toxoplasma will not cause symptoms, but in some cases mild symptoms such as fever, fatigue, muscle aches, inflammation, enlargement of lymph nodes and will improve in 6 weeks.
The examination begins by looking at the symptoms and then checking for antibodies to the parasite. Based on laboratory results for antibodies, the diagnosis of acute infection needs to be distinguished from false positives.
The first check is to look at IgM antibodies (generally precludes infections that are currently in progress and IgG (in general that indicates past infection)
If IgM is positive, IgG is positive - 2 weeks later IgG increases at least 4x-acute infection Positive IgM, positive IgG - 2 weeks later IgG remains, you should check IgG avidity.
If IgG avidity is low then acute infection
If IgG avidity is high then false positive is acute infection because what happened is a past infection
If IgM is negative, IgG is positive - past infection
Treatment can be done by using drugs that are usually in the form of drugs with antiparasitic content, there will be differences in drug selection for someone suspected to be toxoplasmois or have been erect toxoplasmosis and will also be differentiated for those who are pregnant according to gestational age. We recommend that for the selection of drugs consult directly with obstetricians or specialists in internal medicine.
Further information can be seen in the following article: toxoplasmosis
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