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Serological diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus infection: Problems and solutions.
Serological tests for antibodies specific for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antigens are frequently used to define infection status and for the differential diagnosis of other pathogens responsible forExpand
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Rubella antibody screening during pregnancy in an urban area of Northern Italy
Various countries have implemented anti-rubella vaccination campaigns with the main aim of preventing congenital infection. In 2003, Italy joined the European WHO programme for the elimination ofExpand
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Seroprevalence and incidence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in the Legnano area of Italy.
The decreasing prevalence of anti-Toxoplasma antibodies in Europe has re-opened the question of the appropriateness of serological screening during pregnancy. A study of 3426 pregnant women, residentExpand
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Incidence and Risk of Cytomegalovirus Infection during Pregnancy in an Urban Area of Northern Italy
The fetal consequences of CMV infection make it one of the most serious infections contracted during pregnancy, but the scientific community is divided over the proposed implementation of preventiveExpand
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Prevalence of cervical colonization by Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis and Mycoplasma genitalium in childbearing age women by a commercially available multiplex
BACKGROUND Mycoplasmas are frequently isolated from the genital tract. New molecular PCR-based methods for the detection of mycoplasmas can better define the real epidemiology of theseExpand
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Prevalence of HBV, HDV, HCV, and HIV infection during pregnancy in northern Benin.
Pregnant women are not screened for HBsAg and anti-HCV antibodies in many African countries. As there are few data concerning the prevalence of HBV, HDV, and HCV serological markers in Benin, the aimExpand
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Seroepidemiology of EBV and interpretation of the "isolated VCA IgG" pattern.
The presence of VCA IgG in the absence of VCA IgM and EBNA-1 IgG antibodies makes classifying EBV infection more difficult as this serological picture can be seen in the case of past infection withExpand
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Life Cycle of Ixodes (Ixodes) loricatus (Acari: Ixodidae) Under Laboratory Conditions
Abstract The life cycle of Ixodes (Ixodes) loricatus Neumann, reared in the laboratory, is described. Engorged females collected from opossums trapped in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo,Expand
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Revision of the positive predictive value of IgM anti-Toxoplasma antibodies as an index of recent infection.
The severity of congenital Toxoplasma gondii infection underlines the need for a precise diagnosis of acute infection during pregnancy. The search for specific IgM has been widely used for thisExpand
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Implementation of Screening for Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Pregnancy
Background Since 1998, Italian law requires serological screening for toxoplasmosis by the thirteenth week of pregnancy, and seronegative women should undergo further checks every 30 - 40 days untilExpand
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