- I am 35 years old, I have 4 weeks of pregnancy and the analysis came out of the presence of toxoplasmosis antibodies. I repeated the analysis after 10 days to find out what limits (at another laboratory). I have a child of 3 years and 2 months. I looked at the analyzes and did not do this analysis at that time, my sister with 5 years younger did 16 years toxoplasmosis but it was treated, but I did not prevent this analysis. Now I'm scared and I even think I might have had the first child. What can you recommend, I will be able to keep the pregnancy, at the analyzes that I expect can be found if I have this disease for a long time? I should point out that as a child I had cats in the house I was sleeping with.Answer:
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection, being transmitted through contact with insufficiently prepared meat or from animals, especially cats.
Do not specify which type of antibody has been positive for toxoplasmosis: IgG, IgM or both. Anti-toxoplasma IgGs increase to 2-3 weeks from the time of infection, reaching a maximum level at 6-8 weeks, after which they decrease and remain at a basic level throughout life.
Thus, if IgG in toxoplasmosis is positive, but IgM remains negative, this means an infection that you have done in the past, which would not influence a current pregnancy; especially if the avidity index shows a distance of more than 3 months between the infection and the current pregnancy.
Because toxoplasma is transmitted through the placenta to the fetus during pregnancy, which can cause serious disorders, I advise you to clarify the situation at this time either through a discussion with the obstetrician doctor or through an infectious disease consultation. Patients with a healthy immune system (immunocompetent) and who are not pregnant do not need treatment for toxoplasmosis.
Any symptoms that occur will be resolved without treatment, and a person who has had toxoplasmosis and has cured himself, can no longer be infected later (IgG provides protection in this regard).