2012
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.09.050
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Kanako Yamanouchi, Kazuyuki Kida, Masahiro Kumagai, Jun-ichi Sasaki, Takashi Inaba

Abstract: Infection rate of Toxoplasma gondii in humans is estimated to be at 10%-15% in Japan, and that in the world is at 33%, respectively. Most of the infected adults are asymptomatic attributed to the immune system's contribution. However, women newly infected with Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy can pass the organisms to the fetus that leads later to congenital toxoplasmosis, miscarriage or stillbirth. Number of congenital toxoplasmosis in Japan is estimated to be more than 130 cases per year. Encephalopathy du…

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