Accession Number:

ADA547480

Title:

Toxoplasmosis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2011-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Definition Toxoplasmosis is infection by Toxoplasma gondii, a coccidian protozoan parasite of birds, cats, humans, and other mammals. In humans, infection is usually asymptomatic. Clinical symptoms arise in some congenitally infected infants and in adults whose immune systems have been compromised by, for example, corticosteroids, cytostatic agents, or AIDS.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE