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CAPOBIANGO, Jaqueline Dario et al. Gestational and congenital toxoplasmosis: a practical approach to disease notification. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.1, pp.187-194. ISSN 1679-4974.


to demonstrate the experience of implanting toxoplasmosis notification during pregnancy and congenital toxoplasmosis in a Sentinel Unit (SU) and describe reported cases.


this was a descriptive study of the implantation of a notification protocol using a specific notification form for suspected cases of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and congenital toxoplasmosis in a reference center in Paraná State, Brazil, from August 2013 to August 2014.


all 64 suspected cases were notified and case investigation was completed by the SU Epidemiology Sector; 63 received prenatal care and 51 received treatment during pregnancy; 7 of the children being clinically monitored had confirmed diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis.


implanting toxoplasmosis notification afforded epidemiological, clinical and diagnostic data on the disease that contributed to the assessment of the clinical evolution of children exposed to Toxoplasma gondii.

Keywords : Toxoplasmosis, Congenital; Disease Notification; Epidemiological Surveillance Services; Public Health Surveillance.

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