Toxoplamosis transmitted to a newborn from the mother infected 20 Years earlier

Claudio Silveira, Rosane Ferreira, Cristina Muccioli, Robert Nussenblatt, Rubens Belfort

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PURPOSE: To present a case of congenital toxoplasmosis in a newborn whose mother had a 20-year history of a chorioretinal macular scar and positive serology for toxoplasmosis. DESIGN/METHODS: Case report. SETTING/RESULTS: A 38-year-old woman who had been treated for ocular toxoplasmosis 20 years earlier delivered a newborn who presented with a focal necrotizing retinochoroiditis characteristic of toxoplasmosis, as well as positive immunoglobulin (Ig) G and M serology for toxoplasmosis. The workup was negative for other entities. CONCLUSION: This case suggests that women with old retinal scars due to toxoplasmosis and long-standing IgG antibodies to toxoplasmosis are also at risk of transmitting this disease to the fetus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-371
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume136
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Toxoplasmosis
Mothers
Newborn Infant
Serology
Cicatrix
Immunoglobulin G
Ocular Toxoplasmosis
Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Immunoglobulin M
Fetus
Antibodies

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Toxoplamosis transmitted to a newborn from the mother infected 20 Years earlier. / Silveira, Claudio; Ferreira, Rosane; Muccioli, Cristina; Nussenblatt, Robert; Belfort, Rubens.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 136, No. 2, 01.08.2003, p. 370-371.

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Silveira, C, Ferreira, R, Muccioli, C, Nussenblatt, R & Belfort, R 2003, 'Toxoplamosis transmitted to a newborn from the mother infected 20 Years earlier', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 370-371. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(03)00191-0
Silveira, Claudio ; Ferreira, Rosane ; Muccioli, Cristina ; Nussenblatt, Robert ; Belfort, Rubens. / Toxoplamosis transmitted to a newborn from the mother infected 20 Years earlier. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2003 ; Vol. 136, No. 2. pp. 370-371.
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