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Nursing infant with acquired toxoplasmosis in the first months of life – a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, August 2017
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Title
Nursing infant with acquired toxoplasmosis in the first months of life – a case report
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, August 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201759063
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Hanstter Hallison Alves Rezende, Heloísa Ribeiro Storchilo, Jaqueline Ataíde Silva Lima, Antônio Roberto Gomes, Taynara Cristina Gomes, Jéssica Yonara de Souza, Mariza Martins Avelino, Waldemar Naves do Amaral, Marina Clare Vinaud, Ana Maria de Castro

Abstract

Toxoplasmosis is caused by Toxoplasma gondii and the probability of this infection occurring in the first months of life is usually low because its transmission is related to eating habits. A 6-month-old nursing infant was diagnosed with acute toxoplasmosis, which was identified through anti- T. gondii IgA, IgM and low-avidity IgG serologic assays, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and mouse bioassay test although its mother was seronegative. This serological divergence between mother and child led us to interview the mother regarding epidemiological factors. During this interview, she reported that she had given her 2-month-old baby a piece of undercooked beef to suck on. After some time, the baby presented fever and cervical lymphadenitis. This report emphasizes the importance of serological surveys of toxoplasmosis in nursing infants presenting with fever and lymphadenitis, in view of the possible acquisition of toxoplasmosis in the first months of life.

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Unknown 17 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 24%
Student > Master 3 18%
Professor 2 12%
Researcher 2 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 3 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 4 24%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 July 2023.
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#14,814,057
of 25,806,080 outputs
Outputs from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
#337
of 791 outputs
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#159,088
of 326,131 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
#3
of 14 outputs
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