As the parasite makes its way throughout the body, it duplicates in the bloodstream and eventually inhibits most of the muscle tissue. The infected blood that these muscles receive will cause the mass to recognize a foreign presence, which initiates an inflammation.
Similar to overexertion from exercise, toxoplasmosis-induced muscle ache is easy to identify in the case where you feel pain during movement. If the immune system manages to eradicate the bacterium on its own, the ache will disappear in a matter of weeks. If this doesn’t occur, however, the pain can become much harder to bear and cause other symptoms to develop.
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