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Can toxoplasmosis damage the fetus?

Q: Can the toxoplasma infection cause severe damage to the unborn baby? I am 36 years old and infected with it. I have had two pregnancies and lost both the babies. One had hydrocephaly and the next one was born but died after two weeks. My doctor says that the cause is infection of Toxoplasmosis. Please advise.

A:Toxoplasma infection during pregnancy can cause many problems with the fetus. Did you get treated for the infection after it was diagnosed? Once you are treated, you should only have antibodies in your blood and no active organism to cause trouble with future pregnancies. Please see an Obstetrician to get another opinion on your unfavorable pregnancy outcomes.

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