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Platelia-Toxo IgA, a new kit for early diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis by detection of anti-P30 immunoglobulin A antibodies.
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PMID:  1939586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the aim of achieving earlier diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis, anti-P30 immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies were assayed by using a Platelia-Toxo IgA kit with samples from 72 children born to mothers who seroconverted during pregnancy. A total of 148 serum samples and 1 cerebrospinal fluid samples were from 23 congenitally infected children (2 serum samples were collected from fetuses), and 74 serum samples were from 49 uninfected children. Among the 23 infected children, anti-P30 IgA antibodies were present in all infants either at birth or in the following weeks, whereas anti-P30 IgM antibodies were present in 13 from the 23 infected children either at birth or in the following weeks. Serum samples collected in utero from two infected children were also tested. One of these samples was positive for both anti-P30 IgA and anti-P30 IgM antibodies, whereas both children were negative at birth for these antibodies. Neither anti-P30 IgA nor anti-P30 IgM antibodies were detected in 47 of 49 uninfected children. These results suggest that detection of anti-P30 IgA antibodies by the Platelia-Toxo IgA kit is a very effective method for early diagnosis of congenital toxoplasma infection.
A Decoster; B Slizewicz; J Simon; C Bazin; F Darcy; G Vittu; C Boulanger; Y Champeau; J L Demory; M Duhamel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-23     Completed Date:  1991-12-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2291-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre d'Immunologie et de Biologie Parasitaire, Unité Mixte INSERM U 167-CNRS 624, Institut Pasteur, Lille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Protozoan / blood*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Fetal Blood / immunology
Immunoassay / methods*
Immunoglobulin A / analysis*
Immunoglobulin M / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Prenatal Diagnosis
Toxoplasma / immunology
Toxoplasmosis, Congenital / diagnosis*,  immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Protozoan; 0/Immunoglobulin A; 0/Immunoglobulin M

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