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|Title:||Seroprevalence of Anti-Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies Among Lebanese Pregnant Women||Authors:||Nahouli, Hasan
El Arnaout, Nour
El Hajj, Hiba
|Affiliations:||Faculty of Health Sciences||Keywords:||Arab
|Issue Date:||2017||Part of:||Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases||Volume:||17||Issue:||12||Start page:||785||End page:||790||Abstract:||
Toxoplasma gondii, the causative agent of toxoplasmosis, is a zoonotic obligate intracellular protozoan parasite responsible for the infection of almost one-third of the world's population. T. gondii is particularly threatening for primo-infected pregnant women and may lead, following vertical transplacental transmission, to spontaneous abortion, miscarriage, or severe manifestations in the newborn. The aim of this study was to provide an updated estimate of the seroprevalence of anti-T. gondii antibodies among a group of Lebanese pregnant women and its seroconversion rate.
|URI:||https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5836||ISSN:||15303667||DOI:||10.1089/vbz.2016.2092||Ezproxy URL:||Link to full text||Type:||Journal Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences|
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