Life Expectancy Of Toxoplasma Sufferers Who Have Been Infected Since In The Womb?
Hello, I want to ask. My brother was declared infected with Toxoplasma since in the womb which resulted in not being able to walk, see, but for very active movements in the sense of not staying quiet in bed, hearing very well but unable to speak but can speak, responding well to the interactions of the other person. Previously diagnosed it would only last until the age of 4 years, but now it is 15 years old. Puberty. Within 1-2 years his eyes also appeared cataracts. I want to ask, is there a toxoplasma sufferer like my younger brother who can surpass the age of the doctor’s diagnosis and how long can the toxoplasma sufferer last?
Toxoplasmosis from birth is called congenital toxoplasmosis, which can occur with the following symptoms:
Premature at birth
Low BB at birth
Yellow skin, diarrhea
Increased lymph nodes
liver enlargement, spleen
In patients with mild-moderate congenital toxoplasmosis and treated well medically from birth, the life expectancy will increase. This might happen with your sister. But there is no specific data that refers to the longest age of patients with this congenital toxoplasmosis.
Congenital toxoplasmosis long term outcome
It's just that it was found that as many as 70% of patients will experience eye disorders related to this congenital toxoplasmosis.
a few things to note:
Bring your younger sibling to keep control routinely with the doctor, especially the ophthalmologist
Disturbances that arise, can be prevented if done earlier treatment
Thus the explanation, hopefully can help you