In-depth

Causes

Chagas disease

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite. It doesn't make most people ill, but infants and people with HIV/AIDS are at risk of complications.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Fatigue

Tests and diagnosis

Bone marrow biopsy

Complete blood count (CBC)

CT scan

Liver function tests

MRI

Needle biopsy

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Splenectomy

Aug. 03, 2016
References
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