A Study of Association of Toxoplasma gondii Infection With Schizophrenia in Mashhad Area, Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran

Bahareh Meftahi; Ebrahim Abdollahian; Ahmad Nematollahi; Gholamreza Razmi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, , Pages 88-92


  Background and aims: Congenital toxoplasmosis is assumed to play a role in developing schizophrenia in human. This study aimed to estimate the relationship between Toxoplasma infection and schizophrenia by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR).Methods: In ...  Read More

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Cattle and Sheep in Isfahan, Iran

Mitra Sadat Deyhimi; Hossain Yousefidarani; Simindokht Soleimanifard

Volume 6, Issue 3 , August 2019, , Pages 128-131


  Background and aims: Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite which has the potential toinfect all warm-blooded animals. Sheep and cattle play a main role in the economy and their infectionto T. gondii, besides economic losses, can cause the infection of humans through the consumptionof ...  Read More

Survey on the Role of Environmental Factors in the Spatial Distribution of the Toxoplasma gondii Antibody in Hosts (Rural Dogs and Cats) Using GIS Software: A Case Study in Golestan Province

Kazem Behine; Somayeh Namroodi; Abdolrasoul SalmanMahiny

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, , Pages 211-217


  Background and aims: Toxoplasmosis, a zoonotic parasitic disease of warm-blooded animals, is notablyinfluenced by environmental features. Recognizing spatial pattern of Toxoplasma gondii distributionin environment can provide significant contributions to public health and toxoplasmosis control. Thisstudy ...  Read More

Infectious Disease
Evaluation of serum concentration of AFP marker in toxoplasmosis pregnant women with high level of IgG and IgM toxoplasma antibody by ELISA assay in a population of Tehran, Iran

Javid Sadraie; Ehsan Shariat Bahadory; Sekhavat Ghaffari Novin

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, , Pages 3-11

  Background and aims: Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease which may cause some laboratory symptoms in infected individuals. One of the main ways of transmition this organism is placenta to fetus pathway. If this transmission occurs in the 3th month of pregnancy, the abortion, central nerve system and ...  Read More

Infectious Disease
Analysis of feral cats role in dissemination of Toxoplasma gondii infection in rural area, Golestan province, North-East of Iran

Somayyeh Namroodi; Ehsan Shariat Bahadory

Volume 2, Issue 4 , November 2015, , Pages 190-196

  Background and aims: Cats carry a lot of zoonotic parasites such as Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) which causes toxoplasmosis in warm-blooded animals. Toxoplasmosis includes wide range of symptoms in its intermediate and definitive hosts but the worst symptoms have been seen in pregnant women and also ...  Read More