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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181d7a725
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PLACENTAL TESTING FOR TOXOPLASMA GONDII IS NOT USEFUL TO DIAGNOSE CONGENITAL TOXOPLASMOSIS

Filisetti, Denis MD, PhD; Cocquerelle, Vanessa; Pfaff, Alexander PhD; Villard, Odile MD, PhD; Candolfi, Ermanno MD, PhD

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Abstract

We examined 785 placentas, including 51 from documented cases of congenital toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasma was detected in 16 placentas, including 1 in which congenital toxoplasmosis was ruled out. Placental screening had poor sensitivity (25%) but good specificity (99%), positive predictive value (93%), and negative predictive value (95%).

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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