Medical Genetics | Immunity to Infections | Parasitology | Cellular Microbiology & Pathogenesis | Reproductive Physiology | Reproductive Immunology
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in South Indian women: Urgent need for genetic characterization
YC Murthy*, J Smita Rao, T Sunitha, G Shilpa Reddy, A Jyothy
*Corresponding author: YC Murthy
Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
F1000Posters 2011, 2: 64 (poster) [ENGLISH]
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American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting 2010, 2 - 6 Nov 2010, 2453_F
The seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii is increasing in India. Currently, there is no available information on the association between the seroprevalence and genetic diversity of Human T. gondii.
We hypothesize that the seropositivity to T. gondii could result from the potentially circulating immunogenic strains known or unknown to clonal types I, II and III.
Toxoplasma seropositivity could be due to genetically isolated strains predominant in a given geographically diverse region.
Screening women with obstetric complaints for T. gondii, IgG and IgM seropositivity to further assess the hypothesis.
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