Epidemiology of ocular toxoplasmosis in Africa

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Purpose: To present a narrative review on the epidemiology of ocular toxoplasmosis in Africa.
Results: There is a paucity of epidemiological information on ocular toxoplasmosis in Africa and on the serotypes involved in human infection. Ocular toxoplasmosis has been described as the first or second cause of posterior uveitis. Patients with uveitis present high frequencies of ocular toxoplasmosis, ranging from 29 to 58%. However, studies describing specific clinical characteristics such as degree of inflammation, visual impairment, recurrences, macular involvement, and other ocular findings in patients with ocular toxoplasmosis are lacking.
Conclusion: Although toxoplasmosis is described as one of the most important causes of posterior uveitis in Africa, there is no general consensus on the burden of the disease and the most prevalent strains in this continent. Further studies are needed to improve appropriate knowledge about the clinical presentation and consequences of the disease in Africa.

Commitments / Obligations

Al ser una revisión narrativa de la literatura no requiere comité de ética
Effective start/end date11/1/1912/14/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Africa


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