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C. Alvarado-Esquivel Juárez University of Durango State, Avenida Universidad S/N, 34000 Durango, Mexico

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S. J. Pacheco-Vega Juárez University of Durango State, Avenida Universidad S/N, 34000 Durango, Mexico

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M. Salcedo-Jaquez Juárez University of Durango State, Avenida Universidad S/N, 34000 Durango, Mexico

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L. F. Sánchez-Anguiano Juárez University of Durango State, Avenida Universidad S/N, 34000 Durango, Mexico

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J. Hernández-Tinoco Juárez University of Durango State, Avenida Universidad S/N, 34000 Durango, Mexico

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E. Rábago-Sánchez Secretary of Health, Durango, Mexico

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M. M. Centeno-Tinoco Secretary of Health, Toma de Zacatecas 129, 34000 Durango, Mexico

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I. D. Flores-Garcia Secretary of Health, Durango, Mexico

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A. Ramos-Nevarez Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, Predio Canoas S/N, 34079 Durango, Mexico

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S. M. Cerrillo-Soto Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, Predio Canoas S/N, 34079 Durango, Mexico

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C. A. Guido-Arreola Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, Predio Canoas S/N, 34079 Durango, Mexico

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I. Beristain-García Juárez University of Durango State, Avenida Cuauhtémoc 223, 34000 Durango, Mexico

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O. Liesenfeld Charité Medical School, Hindenburgdamm 27, D-12203 Berlin, Germany

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L. O. Berumen-Segovia Juárez University of Durango State, Avenida Universidad S/N, 34000 Durango, Mexico

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A. Sifuentes-Álvarez Secretary of Health, Durango, Mexico

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Through a cross-sectional study design, 150 women attending public health centers with a history of stillbirths were examined for anti-Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM antibodies in Durango City, Mexico. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were used to assess the association of T. gondii seropositivity with the characteristics of the women with stillbirth history.

Of the 150 women (mean age: 32.09 ± 9.16 years) studied, 14 (9.3%) had anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies and six (42.9%) of them were also positive for anti-T. gondii IgM antibodies. Multivariate analysis showed that T. gondii seropositivity was associated with high frequency (4–7 days a week) of eating meat (OR = 5.52; 95% CI: 1.48–20.59; P = 0.01), history of lymphadenopathy (OR = 4.52; 95% CI: 1.14–17.82; P = 0.03), and history of surgery (OR = 8.68; 95% CI: 1.04–72.15; P = 0.04).

This is the first study on the seroepidemiology of T. gondii infection in women with a history of stillbirths in Mexico. The association of T. gondii exposure with a history of surgery warrants for further research. Risk factors for T. gondii infection found in the present survey may help to design optimal educational programs to avoid T. gondii infection.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief: Dunay, Ildiko Rita, Prof. Dr. Pharm, Dr. rer. nat., University of Magdeburg, Germany

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Heimesaat, Markus M., Prof. Dr. med., Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany

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  • Berit Bangoura, Dr. DVM. PhD,  University of Wyoming, USA
  • Stefan Bereswill, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
  • Dunja Bruder, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Jan Buer, Prof. Dr. med., University of Duisburg, Germany
  • Edit Buzas, Prof. Dr. med., Semmelweis University, Hungary
  • Renato Damatta, Prof. PhD, UENF, Brazil
  • Maria Deli, MD, PhD, DSc, Biological Research Center, HAS, Hungary
  • Olgica Djurković-Djaković, Prof. Phd, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jean-Dennis Docquier, Prof. Dr. med., University of Siena, Italy
  • Zsuzsanna Fabry, Prof. Phd, University of Washington, USA
  • Ralf Ignatius, Prof. Dr. med., Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
  • Achim Kaasch, Prof. Dr. med., Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Oliver Liesenfeld, Prof. Dr. med., Inflammatix, USA
  • Matyas Sandor, Prof. PhD, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Ulrich Steinhoff, Prof. PhD, University of Marburg, Germany
  • Michal Toborek, Prof. PhD, University of Miami, USA
  • Susanne A. Wolf, PhD, MDC-Berlin, Germany

 

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