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What are the complications associated with toxoplasmosis?

For healthy individuals, there are usually no complications involved with toxoplasmosis. In rare cases, toxoplasmosis can result in encephalitis or a severe eye infection. For individuals with a weakened immune system, they may exhibit more severe symptoms like confusion, poor motor skills, seizures, and trouble breathing. A child with congenital toxoplasmosis might have complications like seizures, eye infection, jaundice, and, later on, deafness, blindness, and retardation.

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Does toxoplasmosis affect children differently than adults?
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Is toxoplasmosis found only in the United States?
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How is toxoplasmosis diagnosed?
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How is toxoplasma gondii related to toxoplasmosis?
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