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Outcome of toxoplasmosis acquired during pregnancy following treatment in both pregnancy and early infancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17652934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Congenital toxoplasmosis is associated with clinical dilemmas as untreated infants may have a guarded prognosis and as treatment may induce severe side effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of infants born to mothers with toxoplasmosis acquired during pregnancy, following administration of appropriate regimens both during pregnancy and early infancy. STUDY DESIGN: All 35 infants, born to mothers with toxoplasmosis acquired during pregnancy, and referred to the major Neonatal Department in Crete, Greece, during the 7-year period 1997-2003 were included. All neonates were evaluated soon after birth and on a regular follow-up. RESULTS: Almost all mothers received spiramycin from diagnosis through labor and 2 received pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine. At birth, infants had IgG antibody titers ranging from 1/1,350 to 1/109,350. All infants initially received pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine and folinic acid but in only 4 cases treatment was continued beyond the second month of life. Transient neutropenia was commonly observed. A follow-up period of 1.2-8.2 years did not reveal any remarkable sequelae. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that effective treatment both during pregnancy and early infancy is safe and may contribute to a good outcome of infants born to mothers with toxoplasmosis acquired during pregnancy.
Emmanouil Galanakis; Antonia Manoura; Maria Antoniou; Stavros Sifakis; Eftichia Korakaki; Eleftheria Hatzidaki; Dimitra Lambraki; Yiannis Tselentis; Christina Giannakopoulou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-29     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  444-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Neonatology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / diagnosis,  therapy*
Spiramycin / therapeutic use
Toxoplasmosis / diagnosis,  therapy*
Toxoplasmosis, Congenital / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Treatment Outcome
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