Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Toxoplasmosis


Related Terms

  • Toxo

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Family Physician
  • Infectious Disease Internist
  • Internal Medicine Physician

Comorbid Conditions

  • Any condition requiring immunosuppressant drugs
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lymphoproliferative disorders

Factors Influencing Duration

The individual's age, the severity and extent of the disease, and the presence of a compromised immune system may influence length of disability.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
130.0 - Meningoencephalitis Due to Toxoplasmosis; Encephalitis Due to Acquired Toxoplasmosis
130.1 - Conjunctivitis Due to Toxoplasmosis
130.2 - Chorioretinitis Due to Toxoplasmosis; Focal retinochoroiditis Due to Acquired Toxoplasmosis
130.4 - Pneumonitis Due to Toxoplasmosis
130.5 - Hepatitis Due to Toxoplasmosis
130.7 - Toxoplasmosis of Other Unspecified Sites
130.8 - Multisystemic Disseminated Toxoplasmosis; Toxoplasmosis of Multiple Sites
130.9 - Toxoplasmosis, Unspecified

Failure to Recover

If an individual fails to recover within the expected maximum duration period, the reader may wish to consider the following questions to better understand the specifics of an individual's medical case.

Regarding diagnosis:

  • Did individual have a history of exposure (i.e., eating undercooked meat or handling cat feces, cat litter, or garden soil) that may put him or her at risk for toxoplasmosis infection?
  • Is individual pregnant?
  • Did individual have flu-like symptoms (fever, fatigue, headache, sore throat, lymphadenopathy, or rash) that may be consistent with the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis?
  • Is individual immunocompromised?
  • Was there evidence of widespread involvement such as interstitial pneumonia, myocarditis, or neurological impairment?
  • Was the diagnosis confirmed with serologic tests?
  • Was the extent or severity of the infection determined?
  • If the diagnosis was uncertain, were other conditions with similar symptoms (e.g., cytomegalovirus, mononucleosis) ruled out?

Regarding treatment:

  • Was the treatment appropriate for the symptoms and underlying conditions?
  • Were antibiotic drugs indicated?
  • Did symptoms persist?

Regarding prognosis:

  • Did individual experience any recurrence of infection or complications that may have affected recovery and prognosis?

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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