Motherisk update: Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy

Ariel Many, Gideon Koren

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Question: One of my female patients was tested for Toxoplasma and found positive for immunoglobulin G (IgG). She is planning to get pregnant soon. What are the risks for her and her baby? Answer: Up to 25% of Canadians are IgG-positive for Toxoplasma due to past exposure. Immunoglobulin M (IgG) titres indicate current infection. Toxoplas a gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan that has several forms during its life cycle: oocyte, tachyzoite, and cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue numberJAN.
StatePublished - Jan 2006


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