Toxoplasma Antibody

Toxoplasma infection is most commonly diagnosed by detecting IgG (toxoplasma antibody) and IgM antibodies directed against Toxoplasma. The IgG antibody determination to Toxoplasma gondii helps assess the serological status of T. gondii and indicates an acute or latent infection. The acute acquired infection during pregnancy is diagnosed by a significant rise in IgG and IgM antibody titers in serial samples.

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Is treatment for IgG-positive toxoplasmosis during pregnancy advisable?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 4 months pregnant. Her toxoplasmosis report showed IgG reactive and IgM non-reactive. Our doctor prescribed her Rovamycine forte 30 tablets for 10 days. What shall we do?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I sincerely advise her to not take anything. Any infection produces two types of antibodies. They are IgG and IgM. IgG is from infections which occurred many years or decades ago. It is not harmful as it will not cross the placenta and will not affect the baby. ...  Read Full »

Is parasitic eye infection contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had some irritation in her eye. So, we went to the doctor, who said she has a parasite in her eye. After reading about it on the internet, I am worried that she might go blind. It is a very new relationship, so I wanted to know if it is contagious?  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The parasite inside the eye is usually, cysticercus or hydatid. It is not transmitted through natural sexual routes. It is usually ingested through food. Some parasites, for example, lice or mites infesting the eyelashes are transmitted through physical contact. But, the...  Read Full »

IgG value is high during pregnancy. What does it indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law is in 20 weeks of gestation. She is 29 years old. She has not had any recent mononucleosis like symptoms. She was recently flagged with high IgG titers for toxoplasmosis. We are presently waiting to speak with a high risk obstetrician and gynaecologist. We are looking f...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. However I would like you to answer few questions, so that I can help you better. Firstly write down the value of IgG in your feedback together with reference values. Anyway, I understood it is elevated. Elevated IgG should be corr...  Read Full »

How can the presence of toxoplasmosis be checked in pregnant woman and fetus?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 28 years old, and her weight is 49 kg. She is on Thyronorm 75 for past one year. We did some blood tests a year back as per our gynecologist's advice in view of positive ANA two years back which came normal in the same year. According to that, her IgG for antiphospholipid w...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, to rule out acute infection or re-infection there is a role of IgM avidity testing and once the toxoplasmosis IgM is negative and IgG titers are high, then IgG titer is repeated every four weeks.The rising titers are suggestive of active infection, and amniocent...  Read Full »

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