Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is a parasitic infection that causes flulike symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle aches and pains that may last from a few days to several weeks. Toxoplasmosis can be contracted by touching the hands to the mouth after gardening, cleaning a cat's litter box, or anything that came into contact with cat feces. Toxoplasmosis can also be contracted by eating raw or partly cooked meat, especially pork or lamb, or touching the hands to the mouth after contact with raw or undercooked meat. Read more: Toxoplasmosis Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- clindamycin, oral (Cleocin)
- azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)
- sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, Bactrim, Bactrim DS
- clindamycin vaginal suppository (Cleocin)
- sulfamethoxazole, Gantanol, Gantanol DS
- clindamycin - injection, Cleocin
- atovaquone suspension - oral, Mepron
- sulfadiazine - oral
- pyrimethamine (Daraprim)
- leucovorin - injection
- leucovorin - oral
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