High Toxoplasmosis IgM And IgG?
Afternoon Doctor, I want to ask, I have a laboratory check when I just got married, it turns out that I am 1.43 and IgG 265, and I am not pregnant yet and she said you can’t get pregnant yet because it can be fatal for the future baby, right? N nIn the body I didn’t cause any complaints or symptoms. nThe treatment needed to treat toxoplasma how long does the doctor take? n nFor treatment, what medicine should I take so that the igM can decrease rapidly? n nI should consult a specialist, what is the doctor? Is it internal or uterine disease? N nThe problem is I also want to be pregnant, doctor nThank you doctor
Hello Mrs. Wedelia! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Positive IgG and IgM results mean that currently there are still infections in the mother's body. IgM can still be positive for several months after the infection is treated. When you are infected before becoming pregnant, your child will be protected by your immunity. Experts usually recommend waiting 6 months from infection before starting pregnancy.
If you experience a new infection while pregnant or in the near future before becoming pregnant, the infection can be passed on to the fetus that the mother is carrying. You may not have any symptoms, but the baby you will give birth to can have serious disorders, such as blindness or mental disorders. Infection of the fetus can even cause a baby to be born with serious brain damage.
Toxoplasmosis transmission occurs most often through cats. Cats become infected as a result of eating small infected animals. The Toxoplasma gondii parasite will then be excreted by the cat through its feces. Cats can excrete up to millions of these parasites. Mothers can catch it when they accidentally touch the sand where the cat is littering or when gardening without gloves. Infection can also be transmitted through fruits or vegetables that are not cooked or washed properly.
Here's how to avoid toxoplasmosis infection.
Use gloves or other protection when touching sand or soil, wash your hands with soap afterwards. If you have a cat, make sure the litter litter is changed every day and left outside. Give packaged food to your cat, avoid giving raw food to cats. Make sure the cat is always inside the house, not roaming freely because it can eat small infected animals. Don't adopt a new cat during pregnancy or preparation for pregnancy. Wash vegetables thoroughly and make sure they are cooked before consumption. Wash and peel the fruit before eating. Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat, such as satay and steak. Because you are already infected, you should use contraception to prevent pregnancy for a while, about 6 months. Mothers can also treat toxoplasmosis by consulting the nearest doctor. Toxoplasmosis treatment can be given by a general practitioner or an internal medicine doctor. When you see the doctor, you should bring the results of this examination. Discuss again with the doctor about your pregnancy plans. If you find that you are already pregnant or there are signs of pregnancy, consult your obstetrician.
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