Lack of awareness of risk factors for primary toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263375
Title:
Lack of awareness of risk factors for primary toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.
Authors:
Ferguson, W; Mayne, P D; Cafferkey, M; Butler, K
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. wferguson@rotunda.ie
Citation:
Lack of awareness of risk factors for primary toxoplasmosis in pregnancy. 2011, 180 (4):807-11 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263375
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-011-0723-3
PubMed ID:
21660651
Abstract:
The overall seroprevalence of toxoplasma antibodies in women of childbearing age in Ireland is 25% [1]. Hence, 75% of women remain susceptible to primary toxoplasma infection during pregnancy, which if transmitted to the foetus can cause ocular, neurological and other sequelae. Toxoplasma exposure during pregnancy can be avoided if there is an awareness of the potential sources of infection, mainly contaminated food, water, soil and cat faeces.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications, Infectious; Retrospective Studies; Risk Factors; Toxoplasmosis; Toxoplasmosis, Congenital; Young Adult
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMayne, P Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorCafferkey, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorButler, Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-20T11:47:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-20T11:47:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.citationLack of awareness of risk factors for primary toxoplasmosis in pregnancy. 2011, 180 (4):807-11 Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid21660651-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-011-0723-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/263375-
dc.description.abstractThe overall seroprevalence of toxoplasma antibodies in women of childbearing age in Ireland is 25% [1]. Hence, 75% of women remain susceptible to primary toxoplasma infection during pregnancy, which if transmitted to the foetus can cause ocular, neurological and other sequelae. Toxoplasma exposure during pregnancy can be avoided if there is an awareness of the potential sources of infection, mainly contaminated food, water, soil and cat faeces.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications, Infectious-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshToxoplasmosis-
dc.subject.meshToxoplasmosis, Congenital-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleLack of awareness of risk factors for primary toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics, The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. wferguson@rotunda.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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