Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
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Seroprevalence of IgG Anti-Toxoplasma Antibodies in Asymptomatic Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Japan
Toshio NaitoAkihiro InuiNagako KudoNaomi MatsumotoHiroshi FukudaHiroshi IsonumaIwao SekigawaTakashi DambaraYasuo Hayashida
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Keywords: toxoplasma, HIV, antibody, Japan
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2007 Volume 46 Issue 14 Pages 1149-1150

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The seroprevalence of IgG antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii was assessed in 56 non-hemophiliac human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adult patients in Japan. Seroprevalence of T. gondii infection was only 5.4%, which is lower than reported for most other countries. Given these results, patients in Japan displaying lesions of the central nervous system and antibodies to T. gondii have a high probability of toxoplasmosis.

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© 2007 by The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
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