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Transfusion medicine

Tranfusion-transmitted disease

Toxoplasma gondii and transfusions


Reviewer: Huy Phu Pham, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 November 2011, last major update October 2011
Copyright: (c) 2007-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Rare in US
● Tested using IgG or IgM ELISA
● Presence in blood donors associated with cats

Donor positive rates:
● Mexico - 7% (IgG by EIA, BMC Infect Dis 2007;7:75)
● Malaysia - 28% (Med J Malaysia 2002;57:304)
● Turkey - 20% for IgG by ELISA (Ethiop Med J 2006;44:257), 43% using Sabin Feldman dye test (Mikrobiyol Bul 2006;40:375)

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