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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

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.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000100020.

OBJECTIVE:

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

METHODS:

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.

RESULTS:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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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