Toxoplasma Examination Results?
Morning. My left eye from this time it kept on red, I have already had anti-CMV lab tests, the results were reactive 27, anti-toxoplasmic reactive drugs 44. What do you mean by that?
Thank you for the question.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is part of a virus that can attack the human body and cause disease. CMV infection is usually harmless and does not cause symptoms, but can last in the human body for life. Mild symptoms can be characterized by symptoms such as being exposed to a viral infection, such as fever, fatigue, muscle and throat pain, and swollen lymph nodes. However, if you do not have these symptoms, this viral infection does not need to be treated and will heal by itself for 3 weeks. To detect CMV infection, a blood test is needed to see IgM or IgG antibodies from CMV.
Meanwhile, toxoplasma is also part of a virus that can attack the human body as well. Toxoplasma infection or toxoplasmosis is also the same as with CMV, where symptoms do not always appear and if symptoms appear as flu-like symptoms, namely fever, muscle pain, fatigue, sore throat, and swollen lymph, and these symptoms will improve for 6 weeks without treatment. To detect toxoplasma infection, a blood test for IgM and IgG antibodies from toxoplasma is needed.
The following are possible causes of elevated levels of IgG or IgM antibodies for both CMV and toxoplasma:
Increased IgM indicates a new disease infection. Increased IgG indicates a long-standing disease infection. TORCH vaccination history. It is recommended that you consult your doctor about the complaints you have and especially the obstetrician if you are pregnant, because CMV and toxoplasma infections are quite dangerous and can affect the health of your fetus.
In addition, here are the possible red eyes that you have:
Conjunctivitis Keratitis Dry eyes The following are suggestions that you can do to prevent the appearance of disease symptoms from CMV infection and toxoplasma and your red eye complaints:
Use eye drops that are sold freely for dry eyes. Wash hands before and after eating. Do not use cutlery together. Avoid eating raw foods or non-pasteurized milk. When raising cats, take care of your pet's health and do not give raw food to cats, and keep cat litter sandboxes. Take care in taking out the trash. May be useful :)