PCR Detection of Toxoplasma gondii in Human Fetal Tissues

  • Tamás Tóth
  • István Sziller
  • Zoltán Papp
Part of the Methods In Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMB, volume 92)


Primary acquisition of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) in healthy male and female adults is usually an asymptomatic infection (toxoplasma infection) or results in a harmless disease (toxoplasmosis) with nonspecific symptoms including headache, myalgia, fatigue, or a flu-like condition. In some cases, enlargement of lymph nodes in different body regions because of lymphatic spread of parasites together with slight fever might mimic infectious mononucleosis.


Amniotic Fluid Fetal Tissue Infectious Mononucleosis Fetal Blood Congenital Toxoplasmosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamás Tóth
    • 1
  • István Sziller
    • 1
  • Zoltán Papp
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of MarylandBaltimore
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySemmelweis University Medical SchoolBudapestHungary

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