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Congenital Toxoplasmosis : Scientific Background, Clinical Management and Control :  Scientific Background, Clinical Management and Control - Pierre Ambroise-Thomas

Congenital Toxoplasmosis : Scientific Background, Clinical Management and Control

Scientific Background, Clinical Management and Control

By: Pierre Ambroise-Thomas (Editor), Eskild Petersen (Editor)

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Published: 1999
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This book is based on the experience of an European Network on Congenital Toxoplasmosis which associates more than 50 European specialized Centers from 17 diferent European Countries. Some American colleagues among the best specialists in the world also collaborate to this book which gives the most recent data on congenital toxoplasmosis in epidemiology, biology, clinical symptoms, diagnostic, treatment and prevention.

Scientific background
Congenital toxoplasmosis: past, present and future
Biology of Toxoplasma gondii
Placenta physiology
Basic immunology: the fetus and the newborn
The immunology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in the immune-competent host
Biological diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis: methods
Drugs effective against Toxoplasma gondii. Present status and future prospective
Acquired toxoplasmosis in pregnant woman and the unborn child
Clinical aspects of infection during pregnancy
Diagnosis in the pregnant woman
Laboratory diagnosis of fetal toxoplasmosis
Effect of treatment of the infected pregnant woman and her foetus
Toxoplasma infection after birth: the newborn child with congenital toxoplasmosis
Clinical picture. Neonatal signs and symptoms
Ophthalmology in the neonate with congenital toxoplasmosis
Biological postnatal diagnosis of contenital toxoplasmosis
Management of and outcome for the newborn infant with congenital toxoplasmosis
Recurrent ocular disease in congenital toxoplasmosis: clinical manifestations
Laboratory diagnosis of ocular toxoplasmosis: serological and PCR based analysis of ocular fluids
Epidemiology and control
Epidemiology of infection in pregnant women
Epidemiology of ocular Toxoplasma
Veterinary aspects of Toxoplasma infection
The scientific basis for prevention of Toxoplasma gondii infection: studies on tissue cyst survival, risk factors and hygiene measures
Prevention of congenital toxoplasmosis in Austria: experience of 25 years
Prenatal screening and prevention of congenital toxoplasmosis in France
What informations should be extracted from the national programs for the prevention of congenital toxoplasmosis in Austria and in France
Neonatal screening for congenital infection with Toxoplasma gondii
Strategies for development of vaccines against Toxoplasma gondii
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9782287596643
ISBN-10: 228759664X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1999
Publisher: Springer Editions
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48