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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892751/decline-in-ocular-toxoplasmosis-over-40-years-at-a-tertiary-referral-practice-in-the-united-states
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Joshua H Hou, Sarju S Patel, Asim V Farooq, Asad A Qadir, Howard H Tessler, Debra A Goldstein
PURPOSE: To identify whether there has been a decline in ocular toxoplasmosis at a tertiary uveitis practice. METHODS: Retrospective review of new patients at the University of Illinois Uveitis Service from 1973 to 2012. RESULTS: There were 6820 patients with adequate records for inclusion; 323 (4.7%) were diagnosed with ocular toxoplasmosis. There was a 78.0% decline in prevalence of ocular toxoplasmosis from 2008 to 2012 compared with 1973 to 1977...
November 28, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882478/unexpected-hosts-imaging-parasitic-diseases
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REVIEW
Pablo Rodríguez Carnero, Paula Hernández Mateo, Susana Martín-Garre, Ángela García Pérez, Lourdes Del Campo
Radiologists seldom encounter parasitic diseases in their daily practice in most of Europe, although the incidence of these diseases is increasing due to migration and tourism from/to endemic areas. Moreover, some parasitic diseases are still endemic in certain European regions, and immunocompromised individuals also pose a higher risk of developing these conditions. This article reviews and summarises the imaging findings of some of the most important and frequent human parasitic diseases, including information about the parasite's life cycle, pathophysiology, clinical findings, diagnosis, and treatment...
November 23, 2016: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876472/evaluation-of-recombinant-antigens-in-combination-and-single-formula-for-diagnosis-of-feline-toxoplasmosis
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Abdelbaset Eweda Abdelbaset, Hend Alhasan, Doaa Salman, Mohamed Hassan Karram, Mahmoud Abd Ellah Rushdi, Xuan Xuenan, Makoto Igarashi
Cats are the only definitive hosts of Toxoplasma gondii and constitute an essential source of infection to all warm blooded animals and humans. Diagnosis of T. gondii infection in cats is fundamental for proper management and control of infection in humans and animals. In the current study, we have evaluated the diagnostic performance of tachyzoite lysate antigen (TLA) and different T. gondii recombinant antigens including surface antigen 2 (SAG2), dense granule proteins 2, 6, 7, 15 (GRA2, GRA6, GRA7, GRA15) and microneme 10 protein (MIC10) in immunoglobulin G enzyme linked-immunosorbent assay (IgG ELISA) using cat serum samples, with reference to latex agglutination test (LAT)...
November 19, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874221/ultrasound-guided-core-needle-biopsy-of-cervical-lymph-nodes-in-the-diagnosis-of-toxoplasmosis
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Woojin Cho, Min Kyung Kim, Jung Suk Sim
BACKGROUND: Our study investigates whether the histopathological features of toxoplasmic lymphadenitis (TL), specifically noncaseating microgranuloma and follicular hyperplasia, can be obtained by sonographic-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) of cervical lymph nodes. METHODS: Thirty-two patients seen from June 2014 to March 2015 were positive for toxoplasma immunoglobulin M antibody. Among those patients, 21 underwent CNB of a cervical lymph node and were enrolled in this study...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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/27833967/diagnosing-hiv-associated-cerebral-diseases-the-importance-of-neuropathology-in-understanding-hiv
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Ioan Alexandru Diaconu, LaurenŢiu MihăiŢă Stratan, Luciana Nichita, Victoria Aramă, Valentina Ruxandra Moroti Constantinescu, Alexandra Ioana Diaconu, Daniela Adriana Ion
The study aims to compare two aspects concerning the diagnosis of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated central nervous system (CNS) pathology (neuroAIDS): clinical diagnoses issued ante mortem with pathology results issued post mortem. The group of 39 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients was created over 23 years and is limited by marked heterogeneity. The enrolled cases were treated at the "Prof. Dr. Matei Bals" National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Bucharest, Romania, deceased due to AIDS-related complications and underwent brain necropsies performed in the Pathology Laboratory at the "Colentina" Clinical Hospital, Bucharest...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825318/prevalence-of-malaria-typhoid-toxoplasmosis-and-rubella-among-febrile-children-in-cameroon
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Olivia A Achonduh-Atijegbe, Kenji O Mfuh, Aristid H E Mbange, Jean P Chedjou, Diane W Taylor, Vivek R Nerurkar, Wilfred F Mbacham, Rose Leke
BACKGROUND: The current roll-out of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in many endemic countries has resulted in the reporting of fewer cases of malaria-attributed illnesses. However, lack of knowledge of the prevalence of other febrile illnesses and affordable diagnostic tests means that febrile patients are not managed optimally. This study assessed the prevalence of commonly treatable or preventable febrile illnesses in children between 6 months and 15 years using rapid diagnostic tests at the point-of-care...
November 8, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822344/central-nervous-system-toxoplasmosis-in-relapsed-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-case-report
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Hassan Abolghasemi, Ehsan Shahverdi, Ramezan Jafari, Fardin Dolatimehr, Azam Khandani
INTRODUCTION: Patients with immunosuppression have an increased incidence of toxoplasmosis characterized by involvement of the central nervous system. Only a few cases of toxoplasmosis associated with immunosuppressive agents have been reported. Such cases have been reported in immune suppressed patients outside the Iran, but a search of the literature has not revealed any previous reports from this country. CASE PRESENTATION: We described a 17- year -old male, a known case of Hodgkin's lymphoma with the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) toxoplasmosis...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788185/congenital-toxoplasmosis-in-chronically-infected-and-subsequently-challenged-ewes
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Thaís Rabelo Dos Santos, Gabriela da Silva Magalhães Faria, Bruna Martins Guerreiro, Nathalia Helena Pereira da Silva Dal Pietro, Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes, Helenara Machado da Silva, João Luis Garcia, Maria Cecília Rui Luvizotto, Katia Denise Saraiva Bresciani, Alvimar José da Costa
This experiment studied congenital transmission in sheep experimentally infected with oocysts of Toxoplasma gondii and reinfected at one of three stages of pregnancy. Twenty ewes were experimentally infected with T. gondii strain ME49 (day 0). After the T. gondii infection became chronic (IFAT≤512), the ewes were allocated with rams for coverage. After the diagnosis of pregnancy, these ewes were allocated into four experimental groups (n = 5): I-reinfected with T. gondii on the 40th day of gestation (DG); II-reinfected on DG 80; III-reinfected on DG 120; and IV-saline solution on DG 120 (not reinfected)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786246/hiv-associated-opportunistic-cns-infections-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Lauren N Bowen, Bryan Smith, Daniel Reich, Martha Quezado, Avindra Nath
Nearly 30 years after the advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART), CNS opportunistic infections remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV-positive individuals. Unknown HIV-positive disease status, antiretroviral drug resistance, poor drug compliance, and recreational drug abuse are factors that continue to influence the morbidity and mortality of infections. The clinical and radiographic pattern of CNS opportunistic infections is unique in the setting of HIV infection: opportunistic infections in HIV-positive patients often have characteristic clinical and radiological presentations that can differ from the presentation of opportunistic infections in immunocompetent patients and are often sufficient to establish the diagnosis...
October 27, 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
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...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741079/bipolar-disorder-with-psychotic-features-and-ocular-toxoplasmosis-a-possible-pathogenetic-role-of-the-parasite
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Claudia Del Grande, Carlo Contini, Elisa Schiavi, Grazia Rutigliano, Martina Maritati, Silva Seraceni, Barbara Pinto, Liliana Dell'Osso, Fabrizio Bruschi
Recent evidence suggests the involvement of Toxoplasma gondii infection in the emergence of psychotic and affective disorders. In this report, we describe the case of a young Brazilian woman affected by recurrent ocular toxoplasmosis and presenting with a manic episode with psychotic features in the context of a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (BD), type I. We observed a relationship between ocular manifestations and the clinical course of bipolar illness, confirmed by molecular analyses (nested-PCR), as well as by the high level of T...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741078/the-utility-of-head-computed-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-apparent-life-threatening-event
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Wayne Stark, Annie Rominger, Fred Warkentine, Kerry Caperell
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic utility of empiric head computed tomography (CT) in apparent life threatening event (ALTE). METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of children younger than 12 months presenting to an urban pediatric hospital and its suburban satellite for an ALTE from October 2009 to December 2012. The ALTE cases were identified as having had a diagnosis of ALTE (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision 799...
October 6, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733631/help-in-the-choice-of-automated-or-semi-automated-immunoassays-for-the-serological-diagnosis-of-toxoplasmosis-evaluation-of-nine-immunoassays-by-the-french-national-reference-center-for-toxoplasmosis
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O Villard, B Cimon, C L'Ollivier, H Fricker-Hidalgo, N Godineau, S Houze, L Paris, H Pelloux, I Villena, E Candolfi
Toxoplasmosis, a benign infection, is asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic in over 80% of cases, excepting immunocompetent patients suffering from ocular toxoplasmosis, as well as immunocompromised patients with opportunistic or congenital toxoplasmosis. Diagnosis is mainly based on serology testing. We thus compared the performance of the nine most commonly-used commercial automated or semi-automated immunoassays for IgG and IgM T. gondii antibody detection: Advia Centaur®, Architect®, AxSYM®, Elecsys®, Enzygnost®, Liaison®, Platelia®, VIDAS®, and VIDIA® assays...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723657/recent-developments-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-ocular-toxoplasmosis
#15
Cem Ozgonul, Cagri Giray Besirli
Ocular toxoplasmosis, a chorioretinal infection with Toxoplasma gondii, is the most common etiology of posterior uveitis in many countries. Accurate diagnosis depends heavily on the characteristic clinical features of this disease, but atypical presentations, especially in immunocompromised patients, may create diagnostic challenges and lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. Molecular biology techniques to diagnose ocular toxoplasmosis have been available for many years and are now accessible as standard laboratory tests in many countries...
October 11, 2016: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722101/toxoplasmosis-in-hiv-infection-an-overview
#16
Anuradha Basavaraju
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite presenting as a zoonotic infection distributed worldwide. In HIV-positive individuals, it causes severe opportunistic infections, which is of major public health concern as it results in physical and psychological disabilities. In healthy immunocompetent individuals, it causes asymptomatic chronic persistent infections, but in immunosuppressed patients, there is reactivation of the parasite if the CD4 counts fall below 200 cells/μl. The seroprevalence rates are variable in different geographic areas...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722100/toxoplasmosis-in-organ-transplant-recipients-evaluation-implication-and-prevention
#17
Sumeeta Khurana, Nitya Batra
Toxoplasmosis in organ transplant patients can be a result of donor-transmitted infection, or reactivation of latent infection, or de novo infection. Solid organ transplants including heart, liver, kidney, pancreas and small bowel, and hematogenous stem cell transplants have been implicated in the risk of acquiring infection. In contrast to a benign course in immunocompetent individuals, the spectrum of illness is severe in transplant recipients. Clinical manifestations usually occur within the first 3 months of transplant and may present as encephalitis, pneumonitis, chorioretinitis, meningitis, and disseminated toxoplasmosis with multi-organ involvement...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722099/congenital-toxoplasmosis-clinical-features-outcomes-treatment-and-prevention
#18
Sarman Singh
Toxoplasmosis is caused by a coccidian parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite is highly prevalent both in humans and in warm-blooded animals. Cat family animals are definitive host, and these animals excrete the infective oocysts in their feces. Humans, though not definitive host, get infection by consuming water or food contaminated with cat feces. Rarely, infection can also take place through transfusing the infected blood, through transplantation of infected organs, or transplacentally from infected mother to fetus...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715388/medical-malpractice-in-uveitis-a-review-of-clinical-entities-and-outcomes
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Ashvini K Reddy, Stephanie B Engelhard, Christopher T Shah, Austin J Sim, Jennifer E Thorne
PURPOSE: To guide risk management in uveitis. METHODS: Retrospective review of malpractice verdicts, rulings, and settlements. RESULTS: The WestLaw® database was reviewed for lawsuits related to uveitis in the United States from 1930-2014. Twenty-five cases met inclusion criteria, and 48% of these were infectious. Overall, 64% of outcomes favored the defendant ophthalmologist. The most common diagnoses were viral retinitis (28%), iritis (12%), syphilis (8%), and toxoplasmosis (8%)...
August 11, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643907/hiv-associated-neurologic-disorders-and-central-nervous-system-opportunistic-infections-in-hiv
#20
Leah T Le, Serena S Spudich
Since the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), HIV has transformed from a fatal disease to a chronic illness that often presents with milder central nervous system (CNS) symptoms laced with related confounders. The immune recovery associated with access to cART has led to a new spectrum of immune-mediated presentations of infection, phenotypically distinct from the conditions observed in advanced disease.HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) entails a categorized continuum of disorders reflecting an array of clinical presentation, outcome, and increasing level of severity: asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment (ANI), mild neurocognitive disorder (MND), and HIV-associated dementia (HAD)...
August 2016: Seminars in Neurology
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