Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versión On-line ISSN 1678-9849
GIRALDI, Nilson et al. Toxoplasma antibody and stool parasites in public school children, Rolândia, Paraná, Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2002, vol.35, n.3, pp. 215-219. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822002000300003.
The occurrence of toxoplasmosis and enteroparasitosis was studied in 434 children from elementary schools in the rural and urban areas of Rolândia, Paraná State, Brazil. Sera and fecal samples from all the students were submitted to IFA for Toxoplasma gondii and coproparasitological tests, respectively. The children were tested by Amsler grid and 72 of them were examined for the presence of lesions compatible with ocular toxoplasmosis. Some variables were tested but none showed increased risk for toxoplasmosis. The distribution according to sex and age and also same other variables are presented and discussed. Correlations between Amsler's grid test, toxoplama RIFI, occurrence of eyes lesions and enteroparasitosis are also considered.
Palabras clave : Epidemiology; Toxoplasma gondii; School children; Amsler chart; Enteroparasitosis.