Novel interpretation of molecular diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis according to gestational age at the time of maternal infection.

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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)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00918-12

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