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

Rehabilitation

Toxoplasmosis warrants rehabilitation if the condition results in general weakness and/or affects the nervous system, including the brain. Once initial symptoms have stabilized and a physician determines no contraindications for physical activity, the rehabilitation professional initiates a gradual strengthening program. If necessary, the therapist may instruct the individual in respiratory exercises to help resolve breathing difficulties. Mild strengthening and endurance exercises such as calisthenics follow and should be performed 15 to 20 minutes, twice a day. The individual may then begin light aerobic activities such as brisk walking and low-resistance biking.

As endurance increases without shortness of breath, active upper and lower extremity exercises are initiated using very light resistance. This program progresses to more moderate resistance using free weights and/or weight machines. As the program continues, the frequency of the exercise sessions varies, depending on the individual's general health (e.g., individuals with a weakened immune systems may have a more significant symptoms). If tolerated, the individual performs strengthening exercises 3 times a week and aerobic activities on the nonstrengthening days of the program.

Balance exercises such as side stepping and walking with the eyes closed, with and without assistance, are useful in addressing any loss of balance and coordination resulting from toxoplasmosis. The rehabilitation program varies for individuals affected by toxoplasmosis. The intensity and progression of exercises depend on the affected body organs and the individual's overall health. For example, visual disturbance may require occupational therapy for dealing with decreased vision.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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