<ce:italic>Toxoplasma gondii</ce:italic> impairs memory in infected seniors

  title={<ce:italic>Toxoplasma gondii</ce:italic> impairs memory in infected seniors},
  author={Patrick D. Gajewski and Michael Falkenstein and Jan G. Hengstler and Klaus Golka},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
Almost 30% of humans present a Toxoplasma gondii positive antibody status and its prevalence increases with age. The central nervous system is the main target. However, little is known about the influence of asymptomatic i.e. latent Toxoplasmosis on cognitive functions in humans. To investigate neurocognitive dysfunctions in asymptomatic older adults with T. gondii positive antibody status a double-blinded neuropsychological study was conducted. The participants were classified from a… CONTINUE READING


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