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Screening for congenital toxoplasmosis in Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11400784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Toxoplasmosis acquired at the end of the pregnancy can produce ocular and neurological sequelae. The detection of IgM anti-Toxoplasma gondii in dried blood spots of newborns is an important tool for early treatment and prevention. In this study we showed results of a pilot study about the prevalence of congenital toxoplasmosis in Brazil and concluded that this disease should be included in the menu of neonatal screening programs.
E C Neto; E Anele; J Schulte; R Rubim; D Becker; A Brites
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  30 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-12     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nobel RIE Laboratory and Neonatal Screening Center, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Protozoan / blood
Brazil / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Screening*
Toxoplasma / immunology
Toxoplasmosis, Congenital / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Protozoan

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