Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It can be contracted by waste from an infected cat, eating contaminated meat, drinking infected water, or receiving an infected organ transplant or blood transfusion. Problems can include damage to the brain, eyes, and other organs.


Programs + Services


Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

The Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides a range of preventative, diagnostic and treatment services.
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Doctors + Care Team

Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Director, Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR); Director, Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Infectious Diseases Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-8525

Care of immunocompromised patients, transplant-related infections and S. aureus/MRSA infections

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David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

Title(s): Emeritus Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Emeritus Hospital Epidemiologist; Vice Chair for Research Department of Medicine; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5788
Fax #: 617-636-8525

General infectious diseases, cytomegaloviruses and transplantation infectious diseases

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Jose A. Caro, MD

Jose A. Caro, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-8525

HIV/AIDS, PrEP, human papilloma virus and anal dysplasia, sexually transmitted infections, general infectious diseases

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Laura Kogelman, MD

Laura Kogelman, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director, Infectious Diseases Clinic; Director, Traveler's Health Service; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, post-exposure prophylaxis for blood-borne pathogens, traveler's health and tropical medicine, general infectious diseases

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Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Director, Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management; Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7761
Fax #: 617-636-3198

Transplant infectious diseases, wound care at the Center for Vascular Medicine, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, travel medicine, general infectious disease

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Rakhi (Teena) Kohli, MD, MS

Rakhi (Teena) Kohli, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-1580

Transplant infectious diseases, HIV infection and insulin resistance

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