Abnormal Development - Toxoplasmosis

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Introduction

The causal agent of Toxoplasmosis is the protist Toxoplasma gondii. This unicellular eukaryote is a member of the phylum Apicomplexa which includes other parasites responsible for a variety of diseases (malaria, cryptosporidiosis). The diagnosis and timing of an infection are diagnostically based on serological tests.

Recent findings suggest that pre-pregnancy immunization against toxoplasmosis may not protect against reinfection by atypical strains.

Links: Abnormal Development - TORCH Infections

Toxoplasmosis Lifecycle

Toxoplasmosis lifecycle

Toxoplasma Tachyzoites

Toxoplasma tachyzoites


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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, October 23) Embryology Abnormal Development - Toxoplasmosis. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Abnormal_Development_-_Toxoplasmosis

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