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Management of Toxoplasma gondii infection during pregnancy.
Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Aug 15; 47(4):554-66.CI

Abstract

Acute infection with Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy and its potentially tragic outcome for the fetus and newborn continue to occur in the United States, as well as worldwide, despite the fact that it can be prevented. The infection can be acquired through ingestion of infected, undercooked meat or contaminated food or water. Transmission to the fetus occurs almost solely in women who acquire their primary infection during gestation and can result in visual and hearing loss, mental and psychomotor retardation, seizures, hematological abnormalities, hepatosplenomegaly, or death. Systematic education and serological screening of pregnant women are the most reliable and currently available strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, and early treatment of the infection in the offspring; this is largely because toxoplasmosis in pregnant women most often goes unrecognized. Treatment of the infection in the fetus and infant during the first year of life has been demonstrated to significantly improve the clinical outcome.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Toxoplasma Serology Laboratory, Palo Alto, California, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18624630

Citation

Montoya, Jose G., and Jack S. Remington. "Management of Toxoplasma Gondii Infection During Pregnancy." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 47, no. 4, 2008, pp. 554-66.
Montoya JG, Remington JS. Management of Toxoplasma gondii infection during pregnancy. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;47(4):554-66.
Montoya, J. G., & Remington, J. S. (2008). Management of Toxoplasma gondii infection during pregnancy. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 47(4), 554-66. https://doi.org/10.1086/590149
Montoya JG, Remington JS. Management of Toxoplasma Gondii Infection During Pregnancy. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Aug 15;47(4):554-66. PubMed PMID: 18624630.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Management of Toxoplasma gondii infection during pregnancy. AU - Montoya,Jose G, AU - Remington,Jack S, PY - 2008/7/16/pubmed PY - 2008/8/30/medline PY - 2008/7/16/entrez SP - 554 EP - 66 JF - Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America JO - Clin. Infect. Dis. VL - 47 IS - 4 N2 - Acute infection with Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy and its potentially tragic outcome for the fetus and newborn continue to occur in the United States, as well as worldwide, despite the fact that it can be prevented. The infection can be acquired through ingestion of infected, undercooked meat or contaminated food or water. Transmission to the fetus occurs almost solely in women who acquire their primary infection during gestation and can result in visual and hearing loss, mental and psychomotor retardation, seizures, hematological abnormalities, hepatosplenomegaly, or death. Systematic education and serological screening of pregnant women are the most reliable and currently available strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, and early treatment of the infection in the offspring; this is largely because toxoplasmosis in pregnant women most often goes unrecognized. Treatment of the infection in the fetus and infant during the first year of life has been demonstrated to significantly improve the clinical outcome. SN - 1537-6591 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18624630/full_citation L2 - https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/590149 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -