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Importance of screening serological examination of umbilical blood and the blood of the mother for timely diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis and toxocariasis.
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PMID:  20588240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Parasitic diseases, particularly the congenital form of toxoplasmosis, can negatively affect the mortality and morbidity of newborns and infants. METHODS: The authors examined 152 samples of umbilical blood in 152 women who had experienced premature delivery with or without PROM. The samples were examined for the titre of antibodies - the CFR, levels of immunoglobulins IgA and IGM (toxoplasmosis) and for titres of antibodies against toxocariasis. RESULTS: No presence of IGM was demonstrated in association with the congenital form of toxoplasmosis. The values of titres of antibodies against toxocariasis were negative. There was only one case of a titre in a newborn higher than that in the mother. There was no clinical manifestation of the disease. CONCLUSION: In spite of the negative result, the authors point out the possibility of a timely diagnosis of these parasitic diseases.
Milos Veleminsky; Milos Veleminsky; Karel Fajfrlik; Libuse Kolarova
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuro endocrinology letters     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0172-780X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuro Endocrinol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008373     Medline TA:  Neuro Endocrinol Lett     Country:  Sweden    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of South Bohemia in Ceské Budejovice, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Department of Clinical Branches, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Protozoan / blood
Fetal Blood / immunology*
Immunoglobulin A / blood
Immunoglobulin M / blood
Infant, Newborn
Parturition / blood*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / blood*
Serologic Tests / methods
Toxocara canis / immunology*
Toxocariasis / blood*,  diagnosis*,  immunology
Toxoplasmosis, Congenital / blood*,  diagnosis*,  immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Protozoan; 0/Immunoglobulin A; 0/Immunoglobulin M

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