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Sung Who Park, So Hee Kim, Han Jo Kwon, Seung Min Lee, Ik Soo Byon, Ji Eun Lee
PURPOSE: To assess the value of positive immunoglobulin (Ig) M serum antibody (Ab) findings in uveitis patients. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of patients who had a positive serological test for Toxoplasma gondii-specific IgM Ab. Their clinical data, including history, demographic characteristics, laboratory findings, clinical findings, treatment outcomes, and recurrences, were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Of 2919 uveitis patients who underwent a serological test for suspected ocular toxoplasmosis (OT), 18 presented with positive Ig M results...
March 7, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Martine Wallon, François Peyron
Maternal infection by Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy may have serious consequences for the fetus, ranging from miscarriage, central nervous system involvement, retinochoroiditis, or subclinical infection at birth with a risk of late onset of ocular diseases. As infection in pregnant women is usually symptomless, the diagnosis relies only on serological tests. Some countries like France and Austria have organized a regular serological testing of pregnant women, some others have no prenatal program of surveillance...
February 23, 2018: Pathogens
C A Naranjo-Galvis, A de-la-Torre, L E Mantilla-Muriel, L Beltrán-Angarita, X Elcoroaristizabal-Martín, R McLeod, N Alliey-Rodriguez, I J Begeman, C López de Mesa, J E Gómez-Marín, J C Sepúlveda-Arias
Toxoplasmosis is caused by infection with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii which has the capacity to infect all warm-blooded animals worldwide. Toxoplasmosis is a major cause of visual defects in the Colombian population, however, the association between genetic polymorphisms in cytokine genes and susceptibility to ocular toxoplasmosis has not been studied in this population. This work evaluates the associations between polymorphisms in genes coding for cytokines TNF-α (rs1799964, rs1800629, rs1799724, rs1800630, rs361525); IL-1β (rs16944, rs1143634, rs1143627), IL-1α (rs1800587); IFN-γ (rs2430561); IL-10 (rs1800896, rs1800871), and the presence of ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) in a sample of Colombian population (61 patients with OT and 116 healthy controls)...
February 5, 2018: Infection and Immunity
Jorge Enrique Gómez Marín, Juan David Zuluaga, Eunice Julied Pechené Campo, Jessica Triviño, Alejandra de-la-Torre
INTRODUCTION: Cases of toxoplasmosis present in South America tend to be more severe than that found in other continents. Here, we present our clinical experience of ocular and ganglionar toxoplasmosis in the use of PCR, and of the treatment to prevent ocular involvement. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective analysis of clinical charts of patients with ocular and lymphadenitic toxoplasmosis at the parasitology and tropical medicine consultation in the "Universidad del Quindio" in Colombia...
January 30, 2018: Acta Tropica
Thibaud Mathis, Sylvain Beccat, Pascal Sève, François Peyron, Martine Wallon, Laurent Kodjikian
BACKGROUND: Ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) is a common cause of posterior uveitis worldwide. The diagnosis of OT is based on clinical findings, but in most cases, laboratory tests are required to confirm the aetiology, especially when other diseases are suspected. The aim of this study was to evaluate which methods, between the Goldmann-Witmer coefficient (GWC) and immunoblotting (IB) with both IgG and IgA, in aqueous humour (AH) samples, can be the most sensitive to diagnose OT, in current practice, especially in the first three weeks...
January 17, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
SeyedehMaryam Hosseini, Elham Moghaddas, Karim Sharifi, Malihe Dadgar Moghaddam, Seyed Aliakbar Shamsian
PURPOSE: Ocular toxoplasmosis, which is caused by the single-cell parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is currently the most significant cause of posterior uveitis in the world. No previous studies have described the prevalence and clinical features of ocular toxoplasmosis in the northeast of Iran. The purpose of the current study was to address this gap. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the medical records of 488 uveitis patients who presented to the Khatam-al-Anbia Eye Hospital of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, a tertiary ophthalmology center in the northeast of Iran, between January 2013 and December 2015 were evaluated...
January 15, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Fábio Barreto Morais, Tiago Eugênio Faria E Arantes, Cristina Muccioli
PURPOSE: Recent studies have linked infectious agents such as Toxoplasma gondii to schizophrenia. We investigated the seroprevalence of T. gondii and conducted ophthalmologic examinations in schizophrenia patients and controls to identify lesions suggestive of ocular toxoplasmosis. METHODS: During 2015 and 2016, 34 schizophrenia patients and 85 healthy controls underwent ophthalmologic examination and anti-T. gondii IgG and IgM antibody measurements by chemiluminescence...
December 28, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Geraldo M de Faria Junior, Christiane M Ayo, Amanda P de Oliveira, Alessandro G Lopes, Fábio B Frederico, Aparecida P Silveira-Carvalho, Mariana Previato, Amanda P Barbosa, Fernando H A Murata, Gildásio Castello de Almeida Junior, Rubens Camargo Siqueira, Luiz C de Mattos, Cinara C Brandão de Mattos
CC chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) is a chemokine receptor that influences the immune response to infectious and parasitic diseases. This study aimed to determine whether the CCR5Δ32 and CCR5 59029 A/G polymorphisms are associated with the development of ocular toxoplasmosis in humans. Patients with positive serology for Toxoplasma gondii were analyzed and grouped as 'with ocular toxoplasmosis' (G1: n=160) or 'without ocular toxoplasmosis' (G2: n=160). A control group (G3) consisted of 160 individuals with negative serology...
February 2018: Acta Tropica
P Jokelainen, J-B Murat, H V Nielsen
Genetic variation within Toxoplasma gondii can have both clinical and epidemiological significance, while the genotypes circulating in many parts of the world, including the Nordic country Denmark, are still unknown. We genetically characterized T. gondii strains that had been detected in human clinical samples in Denmark in 2011-2016. Samples that had tested positive for T. gondii DNA and had a quantification cycle value <33 were included in this study and subjected to direct genetic characterization of T...
March 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
T C Paredes-Santos, E S Martins-Duarte, W de Souza, M Attias, R C Vommaro
Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, a prevalent infection related to abortion, ocular diseases and encephalitis in immuno-compromised individuals. In the untreatable (and life-long) chronic stage of toxoplasmosis, parasitophorous vacuoles (PVs, containing T. gondii tachyzoites) transform into tissue cysts, containing slow-dividing bradyzoite forms. While acute-stage infection with tachyzoites involves global rearrangement of the host cell cytoplasm, focused on favouring tachyzoite replication, the cytoplasmic architecture of cells infected with cysts had not been described...
November 28, 2017: Parasitology
Jorge L Alvarado-Socarras, Keyla Meneses-Silvera, Andrea Carolina Zarate-Vergara, Carlos Guerrero-Gomez, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales
Congenital toxoplasmosis continues to be a public health threat. Even existing guidelines, publicly known, its implementation and lack of appropriate interpretation of serological tests in pregnancy is often observed. This leds to failure in opportunities for positive and known interventions to decrease the fetal risk due to Toxoplasma gondii infection. We reported herein a case series, with variable neurological and systemic compromise (respiratory distress, hepatosplenomegaly, enterocolitis, brain calcifications, thrombocytopenia, ascites, shock), even fatal, calling for awareness about the fact that despite the Zika epidemics in 2015-2016 in Brazil, Colombia and other countries, precisely toxoplasmosis, is a differential diagnosis still prevalent in these territories, that can leds to severe consequences, with neurological disability and risk of ocular damage, even lately...
April 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
Deborah Levine, Jacques C Jani, Ilse Castro-Aragon, Mieke Cannie
The acronym TORCH is used to refer to congenital infections, such as toxoplasmosis, other infections (such as syphillis, varicella-zoster, and parvovirus B19), cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex virus. The classic findings in patients with TORCH infections include rash in the mother during pregnancy and ocular findings in the newborn. Zika virus has emerged as an important worldwide congenital infection. It fits well with other congenital TORCH infections since there is a rash in the mother and there are commonly ocular abnormalities in the newborn...
December 2017: Radiology
Meryem Çetin, Şirin Çetin
Toxoplasmosis, caused by the obligate intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, is a common parasitic infection affecting approximately one-third of the world population. T.gondii infections are usually acquired by ingesting raw or insufficiently cooked meat and from unwashed fruits and vegetables contaminated with soil or water with cat feces. Primary infection acquired during pregnancy can cause severe congenital abnormalities in the fetus such as neurologic and ocular malformations, abortion, or stillbirth according to the degree of infection...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
A W M Suijkerbuijk, P F van Gils, A A Bonačić Marinović, T L Feenstra, L M Kortbeek, M-J J Mangen, M Opsteegh, G A de Wit, J W B van der Giessen
Toxoplasma gondii infections cause a large disease burden in the Netherlands, with an estimated health loss of 1,900 Disability Adjusted Life Years and a cost-of-illness estimated at €44 million annually. Infections in humans occur via exposure to oocysts in the environment and after eating undercooked meat containing tissue cysts, leading to asymptomatic or mild symptoms, but potentially leading to the development of ocular toxoplasmosis. Infection in pregnant women can lead to stillbirth and disorders in newborns...
November 12, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Francesco Romano, Marco Montagna, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To describe a case of rubella retinopathy complicated by bilateral choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and late development of large choroidal excavation (LCE). METHODS: A 19-year-old woman with a diagnosis of rubella retinopathy underwent her annual ophthalmologic examination, including visual acuity testing and slit-lamp biomicroscopy with dilated fundus examination. Color fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scans, and optical coherence tomography angiography were acquired to complete the investigation of her ocular condition...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Koushik Tripathy
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October 11, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Philemon K Huang, Chen Jianping, Daniel Vitor Vasconcelos-Santos, Jacqueline Souza Dutra Arruda, Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Eliza Anthony, Sudha K Ganesh, Jyotirmay Biswas, Ho Su Ling, Stephen C Teoh, Rupesh Agrawal
PURPOSE: To describe clinical findings and outcomes for ocular toxoplasmosis in an international multicenter collaborative study. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 190 patients diagnosed with ocular toxoplasmosis from three study sites (Brazil, India, and Singapore). RESULTS: There were 93 (48.9%) females with a mean age of 32.8 years. The most common symptoms were isolated blurring of vision (36.8%), followed by blurring of vision with floaters (21...
October 11, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Natalie Huang, W Andrew Lee, Sean Rivera, Sandra R Montezuma
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to describe multimodal ocular imaging findings in a patient who presented with a ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm (RAM) associated with toxoplasmic Kyrieleis arteriolitis. METHODS: We report the case of a 64-year-old man with a history of systemic hypertension and dense amblyopia of the left eye who presented with decreased vision and new floaters in the left eye. Color fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, and indocyanine green angiography were used as diagnostic imaging tools...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Ruben R Ben-Harari, Elizabeth Goodwin, Julio Casoy
INTRODUCTION: Approximately a third of the population worldwide is chronically infected with Toxoplasma gondii. Pyrimethamine-based regimens are recommended for the treatment of toxoplasmosis. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the safety profile of pyrimethamine-based treatment for the three main Toxoplasma manifestations: toxoplasmic encephalitis (TE), ocular toxoplasmosis, and congenital toxoplasmosis. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were searched through August 1, 2016...
December 2017: Drugs in R&D
Brijesh Takkar, Pradeep Venkatesh, Nripen Gaur, Sat Pal Garg, Rajpal Vohra, Supriyo Ghose
AIM: To study patterns of uveitis in Indian children and compare with data sets published earlier in the literature. METHODS: Consecutive patients below 16 years of age presenting to the uvea clinic of a tertiary eye care center were included prospectively through the period of July 2009-August 2013. Children with retinal vasculitis, exogenous endophthalmitis and masquerade syndromes were excluded from analysis. Uveitis was classified as per the nomenclature system adopted by the International Uveitis Study Group...
August 31, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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