Endogenous and exogenous transplacental infection in Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii.

@article{Trees2005EndogenousAE,
  title={Endogenous and exogenous transplacental infection in Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii.},
  author={Alexander John. Trees and Diana J. L. Williams},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={
          558-61
        }
}
It is clear from researching the vertical transmission of Neospora caninum in cattle that the terms 'vertical', 'congenital' and, indeed, 'transplacental' are inadequate for describing two extremely different situations that have fundamentally different immunological, epidemiological and control implications. A similar situation pertains to Toxoplasma gondii in different hosts. We advocate the use of the terms 'endogenous transplacental infection (TPI)' to define foetal infection from a… CONTINUE READING
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