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dc.contributor.authorGlasner, Peter D.
dc.contributor.authorSilveira, Claudio [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorKruszon-Moran, Deanna
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Maria C. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorBurnier Júnior, Miguel Noel Nascente [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorSilveira, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorCamargo, Mario E.
dc.contributor.authorNussenblatt, Robert B.
dc.contributor.authorKaslow, Richard A.
dc.contributor.authorBelfort, Rubens Junior [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-15T13:04:55Z
dc.date.available2018-06-15T13:04:55Z
dc.date.issued1992-08-15
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(14)73976-5
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Ophthalmology. Chicago: Ophthalmic Publ Co, v. 114, n. 2, p. 136-144, 1992.
dc.identifier.issn0002-9394
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42326
dc.description.abstractBecause of the frequency of ocular toxoplasmosis and its occurrence in multiple siblings in southern Brazil, a population-based household survey was performed to better understand the epidemiologic characteristics of the disease in this region. Of 1,042 individuals examined, 184 (17.7%) were deemed to have ocular toxoplasmosis on the basis of conservative assessment of ophthalmic findings. Of those with ocular toxoplasmosis, 183 (99.5%) had specific IgG antibodies, compared with only 140 of 181 age-matched control subjects (77.4%; P < .001). The prevalence of ocular toxoplasmosis was 0.9% in 1- to 8-year-olds, 4.3% in 9- to 12-year-olds, 14.3% in 13- to 16-year-olds, and 21.3% (95% confidence interval, 18.6% to 24.2%) in all individuals 13 years or older. The prevalence of ocular toxoplasmosis in this population was more than 30 times higher than previous estimates for the same condition elsewhere. The low prevalence in the young children we studied supplements previous data suggesting that, in this population, ocular toxoplasmosis is a sequela of postnatal rather than congenital infection.en
dc.format.extent136-144
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOphthalmic Publ Co
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal Of Ophthalmology
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.titleAN UNUSUALLY HIGH PREVALENCE OF OCULAR TOXOPLASMOSIS IN SOUTHERN BRAZILen
dc.typeArtigo
dc.contributor.institutionCLIN SILVEIRA
dc.contributor.institutionLAB FLEURY
dc.contributor.institutionNEI
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliationCLIN SILVEIRA,ERECHIM,RS,BRAZIL
dc.description.affiliationLAB FLEURY,DEPT IMMUNOL,SAO PAULO,BRAZIL
dc.description.affiliationNEI,IMMUNOL LAB,BETHESDA,MD 20892
dc.description.affiliationESCOLA PAULISTA MED SCH,DEPT OFTALMOL,BR-04023 SAO PAULO,BRAZIL
dc.description.affiliationUnifespESCOLA PAULISTA MED SCH,DEPT OFTALMOL,BR-04023 SAO PAULO,BRAZIL
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0002-9394(14)73976-5
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science
dc.identifier.wosWOS:A1992JH62200003


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