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Ocular sequelae of congenital toxoplasmosis in Brazil compared with Europe

By RE Gilbert, K Freeman, EG Lago, LM Bahia-Oliveira, HK Tan, M Wallon, W Buffolano, MR Stanford, E Petersen and European Multicentre Study on Congenital Toxoplasmosis (EMSCOT)

Abstract

Toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis appears to be more severe in Brazil, where it is a leading cause of blindness, than in Europe, but direct comparisons are lacking. Evidence is accumulating that more virulent genotypes of Toxoplasma gondii predominate in South America

Topics: Brazil, Child, Preschool, Europe, Female, Genotype, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Neonatal Screening, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasmosis, Congenital, Toxoplasmosis, Ocular
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.ucl.ac.uk.OAI2:46734
Provided by: UCL Discovery

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