Value of Toxoplasma gondii detection in one hundred thirty-three placentas for the diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis.

@article{FrickerHidalgo2007ValueOT,
  title={Value of Toxoplasma gondii detection in one hundred thirty-three placentas for the diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis.},
  author={H Fricker-Hidalgo and Marie-Pierre Brenier-Pinchart and J P Schaal and V{\'e}ronique Equy and C{\'e}cile Bost-Bru and Herv{\'e} Pelloux},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={845-6}
}
The placenta examination by polymerase chain reaction and mouse inoculation increased the sensitivity of the diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis at birth from 60% (use of serologic techniques on the newborn's blood only) to 75% (both serologic techniques and placental analysis). The specificity of Toxoplasma gondii detection in the placenta was 94.7%. 

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