Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy, a Rare Clinical Manifestation: A Case Report

Maryam Moshfeghi, Mohammad Hossein Eftekhari
2017 Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Cancer Research  
When a mother is contaminated with the parasitic protozoan Toxoplasma gondii as a primary infection in pregnancy, the golden test to confirm fetus infection is polymerase chain reaction (PCR), for the parasite DNA in amniotic fluid that may reach fetus and cause congenital toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis sometimes appears with very rare presentations that should be considered and treated to save mother and her baby. Case Presentation: A 28-year-old pregnant mother was referred to the perinatology
more » ... linic of Shariati hospital, Tehran, Iran, for the diagnosis of her fetus problem. She was a rare case of congenital toxoplasmosis. Conclusions: Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy is based on seroconversion of antibodies; based on many studies in the literature, the best method to confirm fetus is PCR for Toxoplasma gondii DNA in amniotic fluid.
doi:10.5812/ogcr.10091 fatcat:uisllgsz55gjba6relpiqjh3nm