Anti-Toxoplasma gondii secretory IgA in tears of patients with ocular toxoplasmosis: immunodiagnostic validation by ELISA

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Lynch, Maria Isabel; Malagueño, Elizabeth; Lynch, Luiz Felipe; Ferreira, Silvana; Stheling, Raphael; Oréfice, Fernando;
  • Publisher: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
  • Journal: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. (issn: 0074-0276, eissn: 1678-8060)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S0074-02762009000600003
  • Subject: RC955-962 | lachrymal sIgA | Microbiology | toxoplasmosis immunodiagnostic | QR1-502 | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | ocular toxoplasmosis
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

Toxoplasma gondii causes posterior uveitis and the specific diagnosis is based on clinical criteria. The presence of anti-T. gondii secretory IgA (sIgA) antibodies in patients' tears has been reported and an association was found between ocular toxoplasmosis and the ant... View more