The national neonatal screening programme for congenital toxoplasmosis in Denmark: results from the initial four years, 1999-2002.

@article{Schmidt2006TheNN,
  title={The national neonatal screening programme for congenital toxoplasmosis in Denmark: results from the initial four years, 1999-2002.},
  author={Dorte Remmer Schmidt and Birthe Hogh and Ove Andersen and Joan Fuchs and Hans C Fledelius and Eskild Petersen},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2006},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={661-5}
}
AIMS To describe the outcome of four years' nationwide neonatal screening for congenital toxoplasmosis in liveborn newborns. METHODS Congenital toxoplasmosis was diagnosed if specific Toxoplasma gondii IgM antibodies were detected in eluate from the PKU Guthrie filter paper card from a child. Infants diagnosed with congenital toxoplasmosis were examined for intracranial and retinal lesions and treated for three months with sulphadiazine, pyrimethamine, and folinic acid continuously. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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