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Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy: research on 2295 women in Rome and its province.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9177621     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors report the data concerning 2295 women tested for toxoplasmosis immunodiagnosis, in the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases of "La Sapienza" University of Rome in the years 1993-1994. Four hundred eleven cases (17.9%) were positive for IgG only; 2 cases (0.1%) for IgM only; 15 cases (0.6%) for both IgG and IgM while 1867 cases (81.4%) were negative. 1668 women were pregnant. In this group 260 (15.6%) were positive for IgG only, 2 (0.1%) for IgM only, and 10 (10.6%) for both IgG and IgM; in one case there was a spontaneous absorption in the 10th week of pregnancy, in another case a still-birth in the 20th week with brain lesions; a child was born with phocomelia of the right arm and one with a clubfoot. While it is possible to explain the absorption and the still-birth with the toxoplasma infection, it is difficult to understand the causes of the abnormality of the limbs.
Authors:
F Leone; B Allori; A Antognoli; S Catania; B Cerri; S Cicalini; C M Lanzalone; A S Miglietta; F Rossi; I Ilardi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rivista europea per le scienze mediche e farmacologiche = European review for medical and pharmacological sciences = Revue européenne pour les sciences médicales et pharmacologiques     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0392-291X     ISO Abbreviation:  Riv Eur Sci Med Farmacol     Publication Date:    1996 Sep-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-10     Completed Date:  1997-07-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100897     Medline TA:  Riv Eur Sci Med Farmacol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Immunoglobulin G / analysis,  immunology
Immunoglobulin M / analysis,  immunology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  immunology
Rome / epidemiology
Toxoplasmosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  immunology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Immunoglobulin M

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