Screening by Ophthalmoscopy for Toxoplasma Retinochoroiditis in Colombia

Alejandra de-la-Torre, Gonzaga González, Julieth Díaz-Ramirez, Jorge Enrique Gómez-Marín

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Abstract

Purpose: To measure the prevalence of toxoplasmic retinal scars in a young universitary population. Design: Observational cohort study. Methods: The study was performed at the "Universidad del Quindío," Armenia (Colombia), from November to December 2005. Indirect ocular funduscopy by ophthalmologists was performed in students, teachers, and administrative staff between 18 and 45 years of age without previous ocular pathology. The diagnostic criteria were based on the observation of typical funduscopic lesions and the detection of positive immunoglobulin (Ig) G anti-Toxoplasma antibodies. Results: From a total of 200 people, 12 (6%) had inactive retinochoroidal scars.
Translated title of the contribution Examen por oftalmoscopia para la retinocoroiditis por Toxoplasma en Colombia
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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