Review of the Series "Disease of the Year 2011: Toxoplasmosis" Pathophysiology of Toxoplasmosis

C.S. Subauste, D. Ajzenberg, A. Kijlstra

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Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii is a major cause of chronic parasitic infection in the world. This protozoan can cause retino-choroiditis in newborns and in adults, both immunocompetent and immunodeficient. This disease tends to be recurrent and can lead to severe visual impairment. The authors review current knowledge on the role of parasite genetics in influencing susceptibility to ocular toxoplasmosis and on the immuno-pathogenesis of this disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-306
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • pigment epithelial-cells
  • experimental ocular toxoplasmosis
  • gondii-infected cells
  • growth-factor-beta
  • cd4(+) t-cells
  • congenital toxoplasmosis
  • ifn-gamma
  • protective role
  • acquired toxoplasmosis
  • interferon-gamma

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