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Toxoplasmosis acquired during pregnancy exposes the fetus to congenital toxoplasmosis. Avidity tests are commonly used to date time of infection to evaluate the fetal risk and to offer prenatal diagnosis. This study evaluated and compared 2 commercial avidity tests: Platelia Toxo IgG Avidity (Bio-Rad, Marnes la Coquette, France) and Liaison(R) Toxo IgG(More)
From a prospective cohort of 344 women who seroconverted for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy, 344 amniotic fluid, 264 placenta, and 216 cord blood samples were tested for diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis using the same PCR assay. The sensitivity and negative predictive value of the PCR assay using amniotic fluid were 86.3% and 97.2%, respectively, and(More)
a Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) of Montpellier and University 8 Montpellier I (Faculty of Medicine), Department of Parasitology-Mycology and "Molecular 9 Biology" Pole of the French National Reference Centre for Toxoplasmosis, 10 b Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) of Montpellier and University 11 Montpellier I (Faculty of(More)
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