Frequency of anti-Toxoplasma gondii IgA, IgM, and IgG antibodies in high-risk pregnancies, in Brazil

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2016-07-01

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Antunes Murata, Fernando Henrique
Ferreira, Marina Neves [UNESP]
Camargo, Natalia Sahyoun
Santos, Gabriela Soria
Junqueira Franco Spegiorin, Ligia Cosentino
Silveira-Carvalho, Aparecida Perpetuo
Pereira-Chioccola, Vera Lucia
Mattos, Luiz Carlos de
Brandao de Mattos, Cinara Cassia

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Soc Brasileira Medicina Tropical

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Introduction: Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy can be severe; thus, it is essential to diagnose the disease via serological tests. Methods: An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to investigate anti-Toxoplasma gondii immunoglobulin A (IgA), M (IgM) and G (IgG) antibodies in 62 high-risk pregnant women. Results: Forty-three (69.4%) women were positive for IgA, 31 (50%) for IgG, and 57 (91.9%) for IgM; 4 (6,5%) were positive for IgA but negative for IgM; 10 (16.1%) were negative for IgA and IgM but positive for IgG. Conclusions: Testing for these antibodies can help diagnose infection in pregnant women, thereby contributing to clinical management.

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Toxoplasma gondii, Acute infection, High-risk pregnancy

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Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical. Brasilia: Soc Brasileira Medicina Tropical, v. 49, n. 4, p. 512-514, 2016.