What is Congenital Toxoplasmosis?

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What is Congenital Toxoplasmosis?

A type of parasite called Toxoplasma gondhii causes toxoplasmosis. The infection can be acquired by humans when eating undercooked meat of infected animals, insect contamination of food, contact with toxoplasma in the feces of infected cats, or by infected materials in soil. Toxoplasmosis Infection of Adults and Pregnant Women Infections for adults are typically asymptomatic,

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Pregnancy

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Pregnancy

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system begins to attack the body’s own tissues. SLE occurs frequently in women at reproductive age, and is associated with pregnancy complications. Generally, pregnancy outcomes are best for women whose SLE has been inactive for at least six months before pregnancy, and

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Parvovirus in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

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Parvovirus in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

What is Parvovirus? A common childhood infection, parvovirus B19 is caused by a small, non-enveloped DNA virus that rapidly infects dividing cells. This virus effects the precursors of erythrocytes (red bled cells). Approximately 30 to 60 percent of adults have prior exposure to parvovirus, which can be diagnosed with antibody testing. Viremia, or the presence

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