Diagnostic challenges of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy: a case report

Authors

  • Asrul Abdul Wahab Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cheras Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ezura Madiana Md Monoto Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cheras Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Osman Emelia Department of Parasitology and Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cheras Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i1.61851

Keywords:

IgM; IgG avidity test;Toxoplasma gondii;Toxoplasmosis

Abstract

Toxoplasma infectionduring pregnancy is an important condition to be recognized as it can result in significant morbidity to the fetus. This case described a 23-year-old lady in her first pregnancy was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis when her serology test was positive for Toxoplasma gondii specific IgM and IgG antibodies. She was asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis and continuously to be asymptomatic throughout her pregnancy. The pregnancy was uneventful with no abnormalities detected in the fetus. The laboratory diagnosis of toxoplasmosis and its application in pregnancy will be further discussed.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol. 22 No. 01 January’23 Page : 222-224

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Published

2023-01-01

How to Cite

Wahab, A. A. ., Md Monoto, E. M., & Emelia, O. . (2023). Diagnostic challenges of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy: a case report. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 22(1), 222–224. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i1.61851

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Case Reports