Anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in patients with chronic heart failure

Yazar S., Gur M. , Ozdogru I., YAMAN O. , Oguzhan A. , Sahin I.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, cilt.55, sa.1, ss.89-92, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1099/jmm.0.46255-0
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.89-92


Chronic heart failure (CHF) involves interactions between the cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and immune systems. This study investigated the seropositivity rate for anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibodies by ELISA in patients with CHF. Ninety-seven patients with CHF and 50 healthy volunteers were selected for this investigation. The seropositivity rate for anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibodies among CHF patients (68%) was significantly higher than in healthy volunteers (36%). Thus, parasitological screening of this group of patients should be periodically performed to prevent the possible dissemination of toxoplasmosis.