Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection and characteristics of seropositive patients in general hospitals in Daejeon, Korea.

@article{Shin2009SeroprevalenceOT,
  title={Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection and characteristics of seropositive patients in general hospitals in Daejeon, Korea.},
  author={Dae-Whan Shin and Dong-Yeub Cha and Quan Hua and Guang-Ho Cha and Young Ha Lee},
  journal={The Korean journal of parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={125-30}
}
To figure out the epidemiological status and relevance with other diseases in toxoplasmosis, we checked serum IgG antibody titers of 1,265 patients and medical records of seropositive patients. Seropositive rates were 6.6% by latex agglutination test (LAT) and 6.7% by ELISA. No significant differences were detected between sexes and age groups. The peak seroprevalence was detected in the 40-49-year-old age group. According to clinical department, Toxoplasma-positive rates were high in patients… CONTINUE READING
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