Mother-to-child transmission and diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection during pregnancy.

  title={Mother-to-child transmission and diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection during pregnancy.},
  author={S. Gyneshwar Singh},
  journal={Indian journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={21 2},
Toxoplasmosis is caused by a coccidian parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is world-wide in distribution and infects most of the vertebrates. The cat family animals (Felides) are its definitive host. The humans are infected either through contaminated food, water, transfusion of infected blood, organ transplantation or from mother-to-foetus through placenta. The prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Indian pregnant women is variably reported. However, the knowledge about this infection, its diagnosis and… CONTINUE READING

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