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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE   JANUARY 2010 , Volume 14 , Number 47; Page(s) 43 To 45.
 
Paper: 

TOXOPLASMA INFECTION RATE IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS AND DONORS

 
 
Author(s):  KAVAKEB P., HAKEMIVALA M.*, TAGHVAI M.J., HAGHIGHI S.
 
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Abstract: 
Background and objective: Toxoplasmosis is a widely distributed opportunistic infection caused by a protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The Parasite is a known pathogen in AIDS and immuno-compromised patients. The aim of this article was to determine toxoplasmic infection rate in kidney transplantation recipients and donors.
Materials and methods: Serum specimens from 31 kidney recipients and 31 donors were collected and tested for detection of specific anti Toxoplasma antibodies by Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay (ELISA) method.
Results: 19 cases (61.3%) of 31 donors' samples and 17 cases (54.84%) from totally 31 recipients' samples were positive for IgG anti-Toxoplasma antibody.
Conclusion: According to the relatively high prevalence of positive cases in either recipients or donors, clinical awareness of the potential risks of reactivation of latent infection or occurring of primary infection due to regular administration of suppressive drugs is necessary and Toxoplasmosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of complications in renal transplant recipients.
 
Keyword(s): TOXOPLASMOSIS; RENAL TRANSPLANTATION, SEROLOGY, ELISA
 
 
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KAVAKEB, P., & HAKEMIVALA, M., & TAGHVAI, M., & HAGHIGHI, S. (2010). TOXOPLASMA INFECTION RATE IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS AND DONORS. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, 14(47), 43-45. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274877



Vancouver: Copy

KAVAKEB P., HAKEMIVALA M., TAGHVAI M.J., HAGHIGHI S.. TOXOPLASMA INFECTION RATE IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS AND DONORS. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE. 2010 [cited 2021July25];14(47):43-45. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274877



IEEE: Copy

KAVAKEB, P., HAKEMIVALA, M., TAGHVAI, M., HAGHIGHI, S., 2010. TOXOPLASMA INFECTION RATE IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS AND DONORS. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, [online] 14(47), pp.43-45. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274877.



 
 
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