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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056829/seroprevalence-and-determinants-of-toxoplasmosis-in-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinic-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-lusaka-zambia
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Christiana Frimpong, Mpundu Makasa, Lungowe Sitali, Charles Michelo
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasmosis is a neglected zoonotic disease which is prevalent among pregnant women especially in Africa. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence and determinants of the disease among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). METHOD: A cross-sectional study was employed where 411 pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at UTH were interviewed using closed ended questionnaires. Their blood was also tested for Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM antibodies using the OnSite Toxo IgG/IgM Combo Rapid test cassettes by CTK Biotech, Inc, USA...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030925/comparison-of-the-efficiency-of-two-commercial-kits-elfa-and-western-blot-in-estimating-the-phase-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-pregnant-women
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jacek Sroka, Angelina Wójcik-Fatla, Violetta Zając, Anna Sawczyn, Ewa Cisak, Jacek Karamon, Jacek Dutkiewicz, Iwona Bojar
Sera of 89 pregnant women were selected according to the results of ELFA IgM, IgG and avidity IgG, and tested with commercial tests IgM, IgG and avidity IgG Western Blot (WB) to compare the efficacy of both techniques in determining the phase of T. gondii infection. In total, 81 of 89 tested sera (91.0%) were classified as positive, both in the ELFA and WB tests for the presence of anti-Toxoplasma antibodies of class IgG, indicating a past infection, while the prevalence of anti-Toxoplasma positive reactions associated with the antibodies of class IgM indicating a recent infection was much lower - 31...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929279/pet-related-infections
#3
Michael J Day
Physicians and veterinarians have many opportunities to partner in promoting the well-being of people and their pets, especially by addressing zoonotic diseases that may be transmitted between a pet and a human family member. Common cutaneous pet-acquired zoonoses are dermatophytosis (ringworm) and sarcoptic mange (scabies), which are both readily treated. Toxoplasmosis can be acquired from exposure to cat feces, but appropriate hygienic measures can minimize the risk to pregnant women. Persons who work with animals are at increased risk of acquiring bartonellosis (e...
November 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907933/evaluation-of-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-s-knowledge-about-toxoplasmosis-in-rio-grande-rs-brazil
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Lis Maurente Lehmann, Paula Costa Santos, Carlos James Scaini
Introduction Toxoplasmosis a parasitic zoonosis of global distribution, responsible for disorders during gestation can cause fetal death or congenital anomalies. Objective To evaluate the knowledge of toxoplasmosis among pregnant and postpartum women treated at the University Hospital of the city of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Methods This was a cross-sectional study of 100 pregnant and postpartum women at the University Hospital. Participants answered a self-administered questionnaire and gave consent for data relating to serological examinations to be abstracted from their medical records...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876989/seroprevalence-of-toxoplasmosis-in-diabetic-pregnant-women-in-southwestern-of-iran
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Jasem Saki, Shahla Shafieenia, Masoud Foroutan-Rad
To investigate anti-Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM antibodies in diabetic pregnant women in Ahvaz, southwest of Iran this experiment was performed. In current study the sera of 110 diabetic pregnant women as well as 110 non diabetic pregnant women referred to the hospitals affiliated with the Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences were assessed for anti-T. gondii IgG and IgM antibodies by ELISA and IFA methods. The ELISA assessments showed that 47 (42.7 %) and 3 (2.7 %) of diabetic women were positive for IgG and IgM antibodies, respectively...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876900/the-common-zoonotic-protozoal-diseases-causing-abortion
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REVIEW
Raafat Mohamed Shaapan
Toxoplasmosis, neosporosis, sarcosporidiosis (sarcocystosis) and trypanosomiasis are the common zoonotic protozoal diseases causing abortion which caused by single-celled protozoan parasites; Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis spp and Trypanosoma evansi, respectively. Toxoplasmosis is generally considered the most important disease that causing abortion of both pregnant women and different female animals throughout the world, about third of human being population had antibodies against T. gondii...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869937/factors-associated-to-toxoplasmosis-related-knowledge-among-pregnant-women-attending-public-health-services-in-the-municipality-of-niter%C3%A3-i-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-2013-2015
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Fernanda Loureiro de Moura, Patrícia Riddell Millar Goulart, Ana Paula Pereira de Moura, Thais Silva de Souza, Ana Beatriz Monteiro Fonseca, Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the factors associated to toxoplasmosis-related knowledge among pregnant women attending public health services in the municipality of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. METHODS: this is a cross-sectional study conducted with pregnant women assisted in eight health care units; data was collected using a standardized questionnaire, from April 2013 to February 2015. RESULTS: among the 405 pregnant women interviewed, 173 (42...
July 2016: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861692/-gestational-and-congenital-toxoplasmosis-a-practical-approach-to-disease-notification
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Jaqueline Dario Capobiango, Regina Mitsuka Breganó, Fabiana Maria Ruiz Lopes Mori, Italmar Teodorico Navarro, Josemari Sawczuk de Arruda Campos, Linda Tsuiko Tatakihara, Thalita Bento Talizin, Monica Dos Santos, Tayná Rolim Galvão Pereira, Simone Garani Narciso, Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche
OBJECTIVE: to demonstrate the experience of implanting toxoplasmosis notification during pregnancy and congenital toxoplasmosis in a Sentinel Unit (SU) and describe reported cases. METHODS: this was a descriptive study of the implantation of a notification protocol using a specific notification form for suspected cases of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and congenital toxoplasmosis in a reference center in Paraná State, Brazil, from August 2013 to August 2014. RESULTS: all 64 suspected cases were notified and case investigation was completed by the SU Epidemiology Sector; 63 received prenatal care and 51 received treatment during pregnancy; 7 of the children being clinically monitored had confirmed diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis...
January 2016: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809967/prevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-pet-dogs-in-mainland-china-a-meta-analysis
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Yu-Meng Gao, Huan Ding, Poppy H L Lamberton, Da-Bing Lu
Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, is one of the most common zoonosis in the world, and can cause severe adverse consequences in pregnant women and immunosuppressed people. Throughout the world dogs are popular companion animals, however they are also important intermediate host of T. gondii and may play an instrumental role in mechanically transmitting Toxoplasma infection to humans. Therefore, an assessment of the level of T. gondii infection in pet dogs is of public health importance. To estimate the overall serological prevalence of toxoplasmosis in pet dogs in mainland China, we performed a meta-analysis using five bibliographic databases: CNKI, WanFang, VIP Chinese Journal Databases, PubMed and Google Scholar...
October 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795962/immunity-status-of-blood-donors-regarding-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-a-low-income-district-of-abidjan-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-west-africa
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Liliane Siransy, Sery Romuald Dasse, Serge Pacôme Dou Gonat, Antoinette Legbedji, Koffi N'guessan, Patricia Ama Kouacou, Richard Yeboah, Hervé Menan
Background. Toxoplasmosis is a widespread cosmopolitan anthropozoonosis, which affects more than a third of the world population. Except the modes of transmission well known, Toxoplasma gondii can be transmitted during transplantation or blood transfusion. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of IgG and IgM Toxoplasma gondii and to estimate the potential risk by blood products. Methods. This is a cross-sectional study on the research for Toxoplasma gondii antibodies (IgG and IgM) blood donors performed by ELISA...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794096/high-frequency-detection-of-toxoplasma-gondii-dna-in-human-neonatal-tissue-from-libya
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Sameena Z H Haq, Muftah S Abushahama, Omar Gerwash, Jacqueline M Hughes, Elizabeth A Wright, Mohamed S Elmahaishi, Zhao-Rong Lun, Denise Thomasson, Geoff Hide
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that causes significant disease in humans. Toxoplasmosis is normally asymptomatic, unless associated with congenital transmission, or in immunocompromised people. Congenital transmission generally occurs at low frequencies. In this study, we use PCR to investigate possible congenital transmission of T. gondii during pregnancy in a cohort of mothers from Libya. METHODS: Two hundred and seventy two pregnant women (producing 276 neonates) were recruited to obtain umbilical cord tissue from their neonates at birth; DNA was extracted from that tissue and tested for T...
September 2016: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766799/seroprevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-among-pregnant-women-in-northeast-india
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Biswajyoti Borkakoty, Dipankar Biswas, Aniruddha Jakharia, Jagadish Mahanta
OBJECTIVE: Toxoplasma gondii infection is primarily asymptomatic and one third of world's population is estimated to be infected by this protozoan parasite. This study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection among pregnant women from north east India, where data on this important parasitic infection is scanty. METHODS: A total of 1141 serum archival samples collected from antenatal clinic attendees in 2007-09, were screened for T. gondii IgG by ELISA and analyzed with their socio demographic information...
October 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765564/evaluation-of-the-ldbio-point-of-care-test-for-the-combined-detection-of-toxoplasmic-igg-and-igm
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Emmanuelle Chapey, Martine Wallon, François Peyron
The toxoplasma ICT IgG-IgM rapid diagnostic test for the simultaneous detection of specific toxoplasmic immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM was compared with the Architect fully automated chemiluminescence test. Four hundred sera were included, among which 248 scored negative in Architect. The cassettes were easily read with the naked eye. Diagnostic sensitivity and specificity were 97% and 96%, respectively. The test scored 8 false-positive IgG and yielded negative results in 3 sera displaying unspecific IgM in Architect...
January 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762467/immunoglobulin-m-indirect-fluorescent-antibody-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-toxoplasmosis-during-pregnancy-in-the-avidity-era-a-14-year-experience-at-the-tuscany-reference-center-for-infectious-diseases-in-pregnancy-florence-italy
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Michele Trotta, Beatrice Borchi, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Gaetana Sterrantino, Michela Brogi, Seble Tekle Kiros, Chiara Lorini, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi, Maria Grazia Colao, Alessandro Bartoloni
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate immunoglobulin M indirect-fluorescent antibody test (IgM IFAT) for the diagnosis of acute or chronic Toxoplasma infection in pregnancy. METHODS: Pregnant women with suspected acute toxoplasmosis referred to the Tuscany Reference Center for Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy during the period 1998-2012 were retrospectively enrolled. All women were tested with a panel of serological tests, including enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for IgG avidity and IgM IFAT...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744174/cytokine-profiles-in-patients-with-toxoplasmic-lymphadenitis-in-the-setting-of-pregnancy
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Christelle Pomares, Tyson H Holmes, Remy Estran, Cynthia J Press, Raymund Ramirez, Jeanne Talucod, Holden Maecker, Yael Rosenberg-Hasson, Jose G Montoya
INTRODUCTION: Majority of Toxoplasma gondii infections are benign and asymptomatic; however, some patients experience toxoplasmic lymphadenitis (TL). Factors associated as to whether infection will be symptomatic or not are unknown. METHODS: Dye test titers of patients with acute toxoplasmosis (pregnant and not pregnant) with TL (TL+) were compared with those in patients with asymptomatic acute infection (TL-). Additionally, mean levels of 62 serum cytokines were compared between TL+ and TL- pregnant women and between TL+ pregnant and non-pregnant women...
October 13, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697019/identification-production-and-assessment-of-two-toxoplasma-gondii-recombinant-proteins-for-use-in-a-toxoplasma-igg-avidity-assay
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Ai Ying Teh, Atefeh Amerizadeh, Sabariah Osman, Muhammad Hafiznur Yunus, Rahmah Noordin
The IgG avidity assay is an important tool in the management of suspected toxoplasmosis in pregnant women. This study aimed to produce new Toxoplasma gondii recombinant proteins and to assess their usefulness in an IgG avidity assay. Toxoplasma positive and negative serum samples were used, the former were categorized into low (LGA) and high (HGA) IgG avidity samples. Immunoblots were performed on 30 T. gondii cDNA clones to determine the reactivity and IgG avidity to the expressed proteins. Two of the clones were found to have diagnostic potential and were analyzed further; AG12b encoded T...
October 2016: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605750/sero-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-toxoplasma-gondii-among-pregnant-women-in-arab-and-african-countries
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Mohamed Alkhatim Alsammani
The epidemiology of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy is a major issue for public health. Primary infection in pregnant women can lead to serious sequelae. This review examined current sero-epidemiology and risks factor data for Toxoplasma gondii in pregnant women in Arab and African countries. A systematic electronic search of published literature was conducted. Data were extracted from relevant studies. Seropositivity is high in both regions. African countries have higher seropositivity than Arab countries due to differences in risk factors...
September 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598642/frequency-of-anti-toxoplasma-gondii-iga-igm-and-igg-antibodies-in-high-risk-pregnancies-in-brazil
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Fernando Henrique Antunes Murata, Marina Neves Ferreira, Natália Sahyoun Camargo, Gabriela Soria Santos, Lígia Cosentino Junqueira Franco Spegiorin, Aparecida Perpétuo Silveira-Carvalho, Vera Lucia Pereira-Chioccola, Luiz Carlos de Mattos, Cinara Cássia Brandão de Mattos
INTRODUCTION: Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy can be severe; thus, it is essential to diagnose the disease via serological tests. METHODS: An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to investigate anti-Toxoplasma gondii immunoglobulin A (IgA), M (IgM) and G (IgG) antibodies in 62 high-risk pregnant women. RESULTS: Forty-three (69.4%) women were positive for IgA, 31 (50%) for IgG, and 57 (91.9%) for IgM; 4 (6,5%) were positive for IgA but negative for IgM; 10 (16...
July 2016: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579591/toxoplasmosis-in-nigeria-the-story-so-far-1950-2016-a-review
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John Asekhaen Ohiolei, Clement Isaac
Toxoplasmosis is caused by intracellular protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii (Nicolle et Manceaux, 1908). Cats and other felids are the definitive hosts. It could be transmitted to man and animals by consumption of infected undercooked meat and contaminated food items including drinking water. Results of toxoplasmosis epidemiological surveys in animals and humans in South-West, North-West, North-East and North-Central Zones of Nigeria have been reported with greater impact on the health of pregnant women and HIV-infected individuals...
2016: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562876/prevalence-and-incidence-of-toxoplasmosis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-mother-child-examinations-styria-austria-1995-to-2012
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Christian Berghold, Sereina Annik Herzog, Heidelinde Jakse, Andrea Berghold
In Austria, mandatory screening for the prevention of congenital toxoplasmosis stipulates a serological test for antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii as early as possible in pregnancy. In the case of a seronegative result, subsequent tests at intervals of 8 weeks are requested. We analysed serological data from Styria, an Austrian federal state, to determine the seroprevalence and incidence of Toxoplasma infections. The study included 353,599 tests from 103,316 women during 158,571 pregnancies from 1995 to 2012...
August 18, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
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