Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Toxoplasmosis Treatment

Most people with a healthy immune system don't require treatment for toxoplasmosis. Those with symptoms of acute infection or a poorly functioning immune system are candidate for treatment with antibiotics. Those with HIV are usually treated with a combination of pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and folic acid.

Women who are pregnant and infected with toxoplasmosis may be given the drug spiramycin (still experimental status in the USA). Treating with this antibiotic can reduce the likelihood that the fetus will get infected.

Specific treatment for toxoplasmosis may include:

Toxoplasmosis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat toxoplasmosis:

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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