SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.38 issue2Correlation between dose/plasma concentration and assessment of hepatic and renal changes in Wistar rats treated with the ROM schemeA comparative study of the parasitological techniques: Kato-Katz and coprotest® author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682
On-line version ISSN 1678-9849


SPALDING, Silvia Maria; AMENDOEIRA, Maria Regina Reis; KLEIN, Carlos Henrique  and  RIBEIRO, Luis Carlos. Serological screening and toxoplasmosis exposure factors among pregnant women in South of Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2005, vol.38, n.2, pp.173-177. ISSN 0037-8682.

Serological screening and evaluation of exposure factors for Toxoplasma gondii transmission were conducted in 2126 pregnant women from southern Brazil. Specific antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii were presented by 74.5% (n=1583) of the pregnant women evaluated. Contact with soil was found to be the major factor for infection.

Keywords : Congenital toxoplasmosis; Exposure factor; Pregnant women; Epidemiology; South Brazil.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License