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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Dr. Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, S. J. Pacheco-Vega, J. Hernández-Tinoco, M. M. Centeno-Tinoco, I. Beristain-García, L. F. Sánchez-Anguiano, O. Liesenfeld, E. Rábago-Sánchez, and L. O. Berumen-Segovia

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Through a cross-sectional study design, 326 women with a history of miscarriage were examined for anti-Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM antibodies in Durango City, Mexico. Prevalence association with sociodemographic, clinical, and behavioral characteristics in women with miscarriage was also investigated.

Twenty-two (6.7%) of the 326 women studied had anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies and two (0.6%) were also positive for anti-T. gondii IgM antibodies. Seroprevalence of T. gondii infection was not influenced by age, birth place, occupation, educational level, or socioeconomic status. In contrast, logistic regression showed that T. gondii exposure was associated with consumption of raw or undercooked meat (OR = 6.84; 95% CI: 1.04–44.95; P = 0.04) and consumption of chicken brains (OR = 18.48; 95% CI: 1.26–269.43; P = 0.03).

This is the first study on the seroepidemiology of T. gondii infection in women with a history of miscarriage in Northern Mexico. Of interest, we also observed an association of T. gondii exposure with consumption of chicken brains. Contributing factors for T. gondii exposure found in the present study should be taken into consideration for public health measures to avoid infection with T. gondii and its sequelae.

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Az utóbbi években megjelent tanulmányok egyre inkább alátámasztják, hogy bár a sclerosis multiplex már fiatal felnőtt korban manifesztálódik, ennek ellenére nem foszthatja meg a reproduktív korú nőket az anyaság csodálatos érzésétől. Sőt – az ellentmondásos nemzetközi irodalom ellenére – védőfaktor magára a betegségre, és nincs káros hatással a magzatra. Az immunmoduláns terápia alkalmazása terhesség alatt azonban egyedi elbírálást és gondos körültekintést kíván, amellyel a szakember hozzájárulhat a sclerosis multiplexben szenvedő édesanya családi boldogságához. Orv. Hetil., 2015, 156(34), 1360–1365.

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Orvosi Hetilap
Authors: Ádám Galamb, Boglárka Pethő, Dávid Fekete, Győző Petrányi, and Attila Pajor

–83. 5 Sugiura-Ogasawara, M., Ozaki, Y. Suzumori, N.: Management of recurrent miscarriage. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res., 2014, 40 (5), 1174–1179. 6

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Branch, D. W., Gibson, M., Silver, R. M.: Clinical practice. Recurrent miscarriage. N. Engl. J. Med., 2010, 363 , 1740–1747. Silver R. M. Clinical practice. Recurrent miscarriage

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(12): 2874—2883. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Schuengel, C., Van Ijzendoorn, M.H. (1999): Unresolved loss due to miscarriage: An addition to the Adult Attachment Interview. Attachment and Human Development, 1 (2): 157

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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Nadia Velázquez-Hernández, Fernando Martín Guerra-Infante, Marisela Aguilar-Durán, Alma Rosa Pérez-Álamos, Sergio Estrada-Martínez, José Antonio Navarrete-Flores, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, Elizabeth Irasema Antuna-Salcido, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, and Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel

, miscarriages, and deliveries from all sex workers were obtained. Behavioral factors included duration (years) in the sex industry, area of work (urban, suburban, or rural), sex work in Mexican states other than Durango or abroad, contact with semen during

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Orvosi Hetilap
Authors: Tamás Gáti, Attila Pajor, Pál Géher, and György Nagy

Arslan, E., Colakoglu, M., Celik, C. és mtsai: Serum TNF-alpha, IL-6, lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody in women with and without a past history of recurrent miscarriage. Arch. Gynecol. Obstet., 2004, 270 , 227

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Interventional Medicine and Applied Science
Authors: Olexandr Smiyan, Mykola Lyndin, Oksana Romaniuk, Vladyslav Sikora, Artem Piddubnyi, Alla Yurchenko, Anna Korobchanska, Iryna Tarasova, Natalia Hyryavenko, Kateryna Sikora, and Anatolii Romaniuk

miscarriage and premature birth. However, the adequate carrying of the pregnancy is possible for women who suffered from leukemia in childhood and achieved the remission during the treatment. Therefore, lately, in question whether the pregnancy is acceptable

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Orvosi Hetilap
Authors: Ervin Hruby, Lilla Sassi, Éva Görbe, Petronella Hupuczi, and Zoltán Papp

Papageorghiu, A. T., Avgidou, K. A., Bakoulas, V. és mtsai: Risk of miscarriage and early preterm birth in trichorionic triplet pregnancies with embryo reduction vesus expectant management: new data and systematic review. Hum. Reprod., 2006, 21 , 1912

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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Rosa Angélica Pulido-Montoya, Guadalupe Acosta-Rojas, Sergio Estrada-Martínez, Alma Rosa Pérez-Álamos, Raquel Vaquera-Enriquez, Arturo Díaz-Herrera, Raúl Segura-Moreno, María de Lourdes Guerrero-Carbajal, Oliver Liesenfeld, Isabel Beristain García, and María Guadalupe Rentería-López

Medical certificates are documents that state the health status of a person. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii infection in applicants of medical certificates and to investigate seroprevalence association with characteristics of these individuals. We examined 404 applicants in a public health center in Durango City, Mexico for the presence of anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibodies using enzyme-linked immunoassays. Of the 404 subjects (mean age of 35.94 ± 13.01) studied, 29 (7.2%) were positive for anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies and 9 (31.0%) of them were also positive for anti-T. gondii IgM antibodies. IgG and IgM seropositivities were associated with vision impairment (P = 0.04) and a history of surgery (P = 0.03), respectively. Prevalence of high (>150 IU/ml) IgG antibody levels was associated with hearing impairment (P = 0.03), and histories of lymphadenopathy (P = 0.04) and miscarriages (P = 0.03). Multivariate analysis showed that T. gondii seropositivity was associated with being born out of Durango State (odds ratio [OR] = 4.65; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.25– 17.29; P = 0.02) and soil contact (OR = 4.27; 95% CI: 1.71–10.67; P = 0.002) and negatively associated with consumption of sheep meat (OR = 0.12; 95% CI: 0.02–0.65; P = 0.01). These results could be used for the design of optimal preventive measures against toxoplasmosis and its sequelae.

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