What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis?
Infants afflicted with toxoplasmosis often appear normal at birth, only exhibiting symptoms several years after they are born.
The most common complications from pre-natal exposure to the disease include:
- Chorioretinitis - inflammation of the choroid layer behind the retina, which can progress to blindness
- Hydrocephalus - buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain
Intracranial calcifications - the calcifications indicate parts of the brain that have been damaged by the parasite, and are often linked to:
- mental retardation
- motor and developmental delays
The symptoms of toxoplasmosis may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.