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Abstract - Toxoplasmosis: The value of molecular methods in diagnosis compared to conventional methods
Zineb Tlamcani, Zohra Lemkhenete, Badre Eddine Lmimouni

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection due to Toxoplasma gondii an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite. It is con­siderate one of the most common parasite worldwide. The contamination of the parasite is generally occurred via con­sumption of infected food or water or, undercooked contaminated meat. Toxoplasma gondii infection may lead to seri­ous illness when the organism is contracted while pregnancy or when it is reactivated in immune-suppressed persons. Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis in humans is elaborated using various techniques such as detection of anti-Toxoplasma antibodies, mouse inoculation, histological revelation of tachyzoites in tissue sections or smears of body fluid, but the detection of Toxoplasma gondii DNA by molecular methods has revolutionized prenatal diagnosis of congenital toxo­plasmosis and in immunocompromised patients. In this paper we will discuss the parasite and different methods of diagnosis including the usefulness of molecular methods. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2013; 3(2): 93-99

Key words: Toxoplamosis, Toxoplasma gondii, diagnosis

Volume 03, Number 02 (2013)