disease, toxoplasmosis, might pause a serious threat for your
disturbing: You may not be affected from this at all. Who is under
threat and how can you protect yourself?
Toxoplasma gondii, causes Toxoplamosis. As in Malaria viruses,
in toxoplasmosis too there are spor animalcules that multiply
thanks to a complex development cycle either with sex or sexless.
The virus hides in the muscles, spleen, liver or brain of the
intermediary bodies (birds, rats, dogs, rabbits and humanbeings)
as sexless permanent stages and the only end body is the cat.
Cats discard the infection causing stages of the virus with their
feces. This way, toxoplasmoses appear everywhere around us: They
can be found in the earth, in the grass or in the garden. Thanks
to their high resistance they can remain effective to cause infection
infected generally don’t understand anything
generally passes away with harmless and unnoticed symptoms. Some
people may display complaints similar to flu: They feel tired,
have headache, slightly swollen limph nodes, slight fever, feeling
unwell, diarrhea or pain in the joints. Most of those who are
affected don’t feel anything related to the infection. So
a toxoplasma infection doesn’t play a part for a humanbeing
after birth, this way, 80 % of humanbeings are already infected
with Toxoplasma gondii.
antibodies will protect the baby. There is no need for a pregnant
woman, who got infected with the virus anytime in her life, to
worry about her unborn baby. Her antibodies will effectively protect
the fetus. The condition of a mother who wasn’t infected
until that time and got infected during her pregnancy for the
first time is different. In this case her body doesn't have the
time to develop the protective anibodies. In this case the virus
might be harmful to the baby: A toxoplasma infection can cause
deformations (hydrocephaly, eye inflamation, cerebral problems)
during the prenatal stage, handicaps (mental handicaps, speaking
and eye sight disorders) and even still births. Toxoplasmas can
threaten the fetus not only after the 16th week, as is being read
generally, but in case of an initial infection, via the umbilical
cord and the placenta as well.
It is important
to know that: During a pregnancy a toxoplasma is only dangerous
if the infection appears during the pregnancy.
is climbs more badly with advancing of the pregnancy for the child
the risk, infects to become. While in the first third only 4 to
15 percent of the children infect itself, will transfer percent
of the first infections of the mother in the last third even 60
to the unborn. Nevertheless the infections in the first third
of the pregnancy very much are rarer, pass it for the child substantially
more dangerously. Sometimes it comes quickly to a false birth.
The becoming mother registers the infection on the other hand,
like all remaining persons, hardly.
Are you not
infects, but pregnant? Then they pay attention to engmaschige
How can you
protect yourself? You assessed with one of the first investigations
at your physician that you do not infect negatively, therefore
and are therewith without protecting antibodies, exist on regular
examinations with respect to a first infection. Only so you can
stop the infection of your baby on time: in the trap of an early
recognition prescribes you your physician antibiotics and or Sulfonamide
that would remove the pathogen and prevent a damage of your unborn
baby. In the first pregnancy third, eyelid-antibiotics are used
exclusively so named macro. From that 16. week a combination of
a Sulfonamids, a Malariamittels and Folsäure to the use comes