Prognosis of Toxoplasmosis

The prognosis of toxoplasmosis is usually very good. Over 80% of those who get infected with toxoplasma gondii never experience any specific long term effects. Complications, though possible, are rather rare. While in infected children and adults, the infection can be successfully treated using medications, the prognosis is not as cheerful for infected fetuses.
The prognosis of an infected infant usually depends on the severity of the infection and the stage at which it was passed from the mother to the baby. If the fetus is affected very early on in the pregnancy, the prognosis is usually very poor and the fatality rates are very high. Women often experience spontaneous miscarriages due to the infection. Fetuses that survive the infection may lead to newborns with mental and other developmental problems.

Immuno-compromised patients may not have a very favorable prognosis either. However, some people may still have a very healthy response to their treatment and may be able to grow health very soon. Some patients with immune problems such as HIV may need to continue with the treatment throughout their life.