- Mar 2019
Infections are a common cause of death and an even more common cause of morbidity in patients with a wide variety of neoplasms.
It's interesting to learn this about infections.
- Jan 2019
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The term infection seems to have a negative connotation almost as if to bring ruin.
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The fear of infection and death is still present in the post human world.
- Nov 2017
Toxoplasmosis is caused by the obligate intracellular parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. Its life cycle consists of 3 forms, including an oocyst, a tissue cyst, and an active (proliferative) form.
See also: CDC- Toxoplasmosis
Source of Infection in humans:
- Eating under cooked meat of animals harboring tissue cysts
- Consuming food or water contaminated with cat feces or by contaminated environmental samples (such as fecal-contaminated soil or changing the litter box of a pet cat)
- Blood transfusion or organ transplantation
- Transplacentally from mother to fetus
Sources of T. gondi infection
Life cycle of T. gondi
The acronym TORCH was initially proposed by Andres Nahmias in 1971 to represent 4 congenital infections with a similar clinical presentation, including a rash and ocular findings in neonates: toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and herpes simplex virus (HSV). Over the next few years, the acronym was changed to TORCHES to include syphilis.
The “other” category now includes:
*Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)
*Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
*West Nile virus, and
- Zika virus (ZIKV).
The most complex events in embryogenesis involving the sensory organs take place during the first few weeks of pregnancy, making the eyes and ears particularly vulnerable. The fetus does not have the immunologic mechanisms needed to eliminate the organism, leading to immunologic tolerance and chronic infection.
The most common eye finding of congenital infections is a chorioretinal scar. Congenital cataracts, optic nerve atrophy, or hypoplasia may also be found.
- Sep 2017
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based on cell free DNA fragments in blood; DNA methylation patterns and fragment length distributions can inform on organ of origin.