Toxoplasmosis

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What is toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii. In the first few weeks post-exposure, the infection may cause a mild flu-like illness in healthy adults. However, immunosuppressed patients, pregnant women and the fetus are vulnerable to serious or life-threatening illness.

Common symptoms reported by people with toxoplasmosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with toxoplasmosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Artemisinin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
toxoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
toxoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
toxoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tranxene)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Gravol Natural Source Ginger)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Tried for
toxoplasmosis (1)

Data from patients with toxoplasmosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with toxoplasmosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Artemisinin)
Perceived effectiveness
for toxoplasmosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
toxoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for toxoplasmosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
toxoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for toxoplasmosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
increased insomnia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
toxoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tranxene)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Gravol Natural Source Ginger)
Perceived effectiveness
for toxoplasmosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
toxoplasmosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with toxoplasmosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has toxoplasmosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 5
40s 7
50s 5
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 15
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from toxoplasmosis patients who have completed their condition history
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