Toxoplamosis transmitted to a newborn from the mother infected 20 years earlier
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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.
CitationAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 136, n. 2, p. 370-371, 2003.
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