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[Immunology of the toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis].

Authors
  • Cordeiro, Cynthia Azeredo
  • Moreira, Paula Rocha
  • Dutra, Walderez Ornelas
  • Young, Lucy
  • Campos, Wesley Ribeiro
  • Oréfice, Fernando
  • Teixeira Júnior, Antônio Lúcio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Publisher
GN1 Genesis Network
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
73
Issue
6
Pages
548–551
Identifiers
PMID: 21271035
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii infection is an important cause of ocular disease in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent subjects. The pathogenesis of retinochoroidal lesion associated with this infection is not fully understood. In this review, the role of the immune system in the control of Toxoplasma infection, especially in the eye, is discussed.

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