Show simple item record Santos, Paula Costa Telmo, Paula de Lima Lehmann, Lis Maurente Mattos, Gabriela Torres Klafke, Gabriel Baracy Lorenzi, Carolina Hirsch, Carolina Domingues Lemos, Liliam de Lima Berne, Maria Elisabeth Aires Gonçalves, Carla Vitola Scaini, Carlos James 2017-03-27T17:23:37Z 2017-03-27T17:23:37Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation SANTOS, Paula Costa et al. Risk and other factors associated with toxoplasmosis and toxocariasis in pregnant women from southern Brazil. Journal of Helminthology, v. 1, p. 1-5, 2016. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 17 mar. 2017. pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn 1475-2697
dc.description.abstract Toxoplasmosis causes complications during pregnancy that have serious effects on fetal development. Thus far, toxocariasis has been reported to spread only via vertical transmission. Nonetheless, the population of pregnant women is also exposed to this infection. Co-infection with both Toxoplasma gondii and Toxocara spp. has been reported in children, but there are no reports of co-infection in the population of pregnant women. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of co-infection with T. gondii and Toxocara spp. in pregnant women at a university hospital in southern Brazil, and to identify the risk factors associated with infection by both parasites. Two hundred pregnant women were tested for the presence of anti-T. gondii and anti-Toxocara spp. antibodies and were asked to complete an epidemiological questionnaire. In this study, the co-infection rate observed in the total population of pregnant women was 8%. In addition, women with a positive result for a serology test for Toxocara spp. were at increased risk of infection by T. gondii (P = 0.019). Coinfection with both parasites in pregnant women was associated with low birth weights in neonates. The similar modes of transmission of both parasites could explain the co-infection. Only a few previous studies have investigated this phenomenon. The findings of the present study emphasize the importance of serological diagnosis during prenatal care and further research in this area to identify risk factors associated with this co-infection, and the possible implications of this co-infection during pregnancy and on the health of newborns. pt_BR
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dc.title Risk and other factors associated with toxoplasmosis and toxocariasis in pregnant women from southern Brazil pt_BR
dc.type article pt_BR
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