Document Detail

Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy: research on 2295 women in Rome and its province.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9177621     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Immunoglobulin G / analysis,  immunology
Immunoglobulin M / analysis,  immunology
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  immunology
Rome / epidemiology
Toxoplasmosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Immunoglobulin M

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  A possible case of carbamazepine induced pancreatitis.
Next Document:  Cardiovascular disease and Lp(a) in the adult population and in the elderly: the Brisighella study.