Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a ubiquitous parasite of warmblooded animals that causes one of the most common parasitic infections in humans. Although Toxoplasmosis infects large proportion of world’s human populations, it is thought to be an uncommon cause of typical disease in early days. Nowadays, certain individuals however are at high risk for severe or life threatening disease due to this parasite. Although usually asymptomatic in immunocompetent adults, it can cause severe disease manifestations and even death in immunocompromised patients. If acquired during pregnancy it can cause various congenital anomalies in the child.
Citation: Sucilathangam G, Palaniappan N, Sreekumar C, Anna T (2012) Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma Gondii in Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised Patients Using IgG - Modified Direct Agglutination Test (IgG MAT). J Medical Microbiol Diagnosis 1:102