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Toxoplasmosis of a salivary gland. Close-up of swelling in the neck of a patient with toxoplasmosis of the submandibular salivary gland. Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. It is usually a minor and self-limiting disease. It can, however, have serious or even fatal effects on an unborn foetus if the mother contracts toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.
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