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Clinical features of ocular toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19262434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ocular characteristics of active ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) during pregnancy in nine female patients and to compare these attacks with those in the nonpregnant periods. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of active OT during pregnancy and the nonpregnant periods. Outcome measurements consisted of the duration of attacks, the size of the retinal lesions, treatment strategies, and diverse ocular features and outcomes. RESULTS: The 9 patients had 10 attacks during pregnancy and 24 attacks while not pregnant. One woman had recurrences during several pregnancies, and in total, three female patients had attacks only when pregnant. In general, the severity of the attacks during the pregnant and nonpregnant periods did not differ. CONCLUSION: The attacks during pregnancy were not distinctively different in severity, duration, or outcome from the OT attacks outside pregnancy.
Authors:
Arthur M D Braakenburg; Aniki Rothova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1539-2864     ISO Abbreviation:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-11     Completed Date:  2009-06-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309919     Medline TA:  Retina     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. a.braakenburg@vumc.cl
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / diagnosis*
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / diagnosis*

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