PLACENTAL TESTING FOR TOXOPLASMA GONDII IS NOT USEFUL TO DIAGNOSE CONGENITAL TOXOPLASMOSISFilisetti, Denis MD, PhD; Cocquerelle, Vanessa; Pfaff, Alexander PhD; Villard, Odile MD, PhD; Candolfi, Ermanno MD, PhDThe Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: July 2010 - Volume 29 - Issue 7 - p 665-667 doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181d7a725 Brief Reports Abstract Author Information 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%). From the Institut de Parasitologie et de Pathologie Tropicale, les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg et Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. Accepted for publication February 2, 2010. The authors D. F. and V. C. contributed equally to this work. Address for correspondence: Denis Filisetti, MD, PhD, Laboratoire de Parasitologie et Mycologie Médicale, Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 3 rue Kœberlé, F-67000 Strasbourg, France. E-mail: email@example.com. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.