Patterns of Hydrocephalus Caused by Congenital Toxoplasma gondii Infection Associate with Parasite Genetics

Samuel L. Hutson, Kelsey M. Wheeler, David McLone, David Frim, Richard Penn, Charles N. Swisher, Peter T. Heydemann, Kenneth M. Boyer, A. Gwendolyn Noble, Peter Rabiah, Shawn Withers, Jose G. Montoya, Kristen Wroblewski, Theodore Karrison, Michael E. Grigg, Rima McLeod*

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Abstract

Four anatomical patterns of hydrocephalus secondary to congenital Toxoplasma gondii infection were identified and characterized for infants enrolled in the National Collaborative Chicago-based Congenital Toxoplasmosis Study. Analysis of parasite serotype revealed that different anatomical patterns associate with Type-II vs Not-Exclusively Type-II strains (NE-II) (P =. 035).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1831-1834
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume61
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2015

Keywords

  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • aqueductal obstruction
  • foraminal obstruction
  • hydrocephalus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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