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Sero-prevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant mothers and new born infants in eastern province, saudi arabia.
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PMID:  23008638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoa of worldwide distribution. In immunocompetent adults, it is usually the cause of asymptomatic infection. However, infection during pregnancy poses a special risk because of the teratogenic effect of toxoplasma.
OBJECTIVE: Determine the sero-prevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and newborn infants in King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Eastern Province.
METHODS: In this hospital-based study, sera from 175 pregnant females were screened for toxoplasma IgG and IgM.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: A very low number (N=1/175, 0.57%) of pregnant mothers seroconverted during pregnancy, although many (N=69/175, 39.4%) were recorded with inactive toxoplasmosis during pregnancy. Delivery was normal in all cases except for a small number (N=1/175, 0.57%) of newborns (as recorded from cord blood) who were positive for toxoplasmosis.
Authors:
A A Al-Mulhim; A M Al-Qurashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of family & community medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1319-1683     ISO Abbreviation:  J Family Community Med     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-25     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911100     Medline TA:  J Family Community Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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