MICHAEL J. MILLER, M.D.; WILLIAM J. ARONSON, M.D.; JACK S. REMINGTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Late parasitemia occurred in two patients with asymptomatic acquired toxoplasmosis. In one patient parasitemia persisted, and toxoplasma was isolated from blood as late as 14 months after the delivery of her congenitally-infected infant, who died during delivery. Both patients had high titers of neutralizing antibody and normal levels of accessory factors (that is, complement, and so forth) necessary for killing toxoplasma. The possible significance of this late parasitemia is discussed in relation to congenital transmission and transmission by blood donors.
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MILLER MJ, ARONSON WJ, REMINGTON JS. Late Parasitemia in Asymptomatic Acquired Toxoplasmosis. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:139–145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-1-139
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(1):139-145.
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