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Toxoplasmosis (cont.)

Follow-up

Patients who have been diagnosed with toxoplasmosis require follow-up with their treating physicians. People with mild infection may need little follow-up if no medical treatment was needed; however pregnant individuals and their delivered infants may require close follow-up to determine if additional treatments are necessary. Immunocompromised patients, especially HIV patients, require lifelong ongoing treatment and regular follow-up evaluations. People who are known to have had toxoplasmosis in the past and develop immunosuppression (for example, HIV, cancer or undergo chemotherapy) need to inform their caregivers about the parasite infection since immunosuppression can allow reactivation of the parasites. These patients will require close follow-up.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/21/2014

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