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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

versão On-line ISSN 1678-9946

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MILLAR, Patricia Riddell et al. TOXOPLASMOSIS-RELATED KNOWLEDGE AMONG PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN ATTENDED IN PUBLIC HEALTH UNITS IN NITERÓI, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2014, vol.56, n.5, pp.433-438. ISSN 1678-9946.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652014000500011.

The present study conducted a toxoplasmosis-related knowledge level survey with 400 pregnant and puerperal women attended in public health units in the municipality of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. Only 111 (27.8%) women claimed to know about the disease. Most of them (n = 289; 72.2%) had never heard about toxoplasmosis nor knew how to prevent the infection by Toxoplasma gondii. A significant difference (p = 0.013) regarding the presence of anti-T. gondii IgG was observed between women who claimed to know about the disease and those who had never heard about it. These results highlight the importance of a systematic serological screening process for toxoplasmosis, as well as the importance of primary prevention by accurate information during prenatal care, an important Public Health action to be implemented.

Palavras-chave : Toxoplasmosis; Pregnant women; Knowledge; Primary prevention.

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