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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and vertical transmission of Toxoplasma gondii in patients from basic units of health from Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil, from 2012 to 2014
Autor: Silva, Marcos Gontijo da
Vinaud, Marina Clare
Castro, Ana Maria de
Abstract: Introduction Toxoplasmosis is a parasitary disease that presents high rates of gestational and congenital infection worldwide being therefore considered a public health problem and a neglected disease. Objective To determine the prevalence of toxoplasmosis amongst pregnant women and vertical trans- mission of Toxoplasma gondii in their newborns attended in the Basic Units of Health (BUH) from the city of Gurupi, state of Tocantins, Brazil. Methods A prevalence study was performed, including 487 pregnant women and their newborns attended in the BUH of the urban zone of the city of Gurupi, state of Tocantins, Brazil, during the period from February 2012 to February 2014. The selection of the pregnant women occurred by convenience. In the antenatal admission they were invited to participate in this study. Three samples of peripheral blood were collected for the detection of specific anti- T. gondii IgG, IgM and IgA through ELISA, for the polimerase chain reaction (PCR) and IgG avidity during pregnancy. When IgM antibodies were detected the fetal and newborn infec- tion investigation took place. The newborn was investigated right after birth and after one year of age through serology and PCR to confirm/exclude the vertical transmission. The analyses were performed in the Studies of the Host-Parasite Relationship Laboratory (LAERPH, IPTSP-UFG), Goiania, state of Goias, Brazil. The results were inserted in a data bank in Epi-Info 3.3.2 statistic software in which the analysis was performed with p 5%. PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0141700 November 11, 2015 1 / 15Prevalence of Gestational and Congenital Toxoplasmosis From Gurupi Results The toxoplasmosis infection was detected in 68.37% (333/487, CI95%: 64.62–72.86). The toxoplasmosis chronic infection prevalence was of 63.03% (307/487, CI95%: 58.74–67.32). The prevalence of maternal acute infection was of 5.33% (26/487; CI95%: 3.3–7.3) sus- pected by IgM antibodies detection in the peripheral blood. The prevalence of confirmed vertical transmission was of 28% (7/25; CI95%: 10.4–45.6). Conclusions These results show an elevated prevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and verti- cal transmission of T. gondii in the city of Gurupi, state of Tocantins, Brazil.
País: Estados unidos
Unidade acadêmica: Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública - IPTSP (RG)
Citação: SILVA, Marcos Gontijo da; VINAUD, Marina Clare; CASTRO, Ana Maria de. Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and vertical transmission of toxoplasma gondii in patients from basic units of health from Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil, from 2012 to 2014. Plos One, San Francisco, v. 10, n. 11, e0141700, Nov. 2015.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0141700
Identificador do documento: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0141700
URI: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/15329
Data de publicação: Nov-2015
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