Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.  2006 Nov;13(2):196-201. 10.14776/kjpid.2006.13.2.196.

A Case of Congenital Toxoplasmosis with Chorioretinitis Diagnosed by an Examination for Retinopathy of Prematurity

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jh00mn@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Congenital toxoplasmosis is caused by vertical transmission of Toxoplasma gondii from mother during pregnancy. The broad clinical spectrum of congenital toxoplasmosis ranges from stillbirth or death shortly after birth to survival with either cerebral damage or mild or subclinical disease, consisting usually of ocular involvement. The authors experienced a case of congenital toxoplasmosis in prematurity baby whose mother had lived recently in Africa. The diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis was confirmed on the basis of clinical finding of chorioretinitis and positive serologic test for toxoplasma IgM antibody.

Keyword

Congenital toxoplasmosis; Toxoplasma gondii; Chorioretinitis; Prematurity
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