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Archived Comments for: Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis and typing of Toxoplasma gondii

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  1. Lack of Toxoplasma typing references

    Jorge Gomez-Marin, Universidad del Quindio

    1 June 2015

    Many essential references about molecular typing and serotyping are lacking in this review. Is not clear how authors developed his search and selection. The number of papers reviewed are not mentioned and how they were selected.  Our work in Colombia was ignored, specially those that demonstrated the relevance of virulence markers in human infection: 

    - Gallego C, Saavedra C, Gómez Marín JE. Direct genotyping of animal and human isolates of Toxoplasma gondii from Colombia (South America). Acta Tropica 2006; 97: 161-167

    - Morisset S,  Peyron F, Lobry J, Garweg J, Ferrandiz J, Gomez-Marin JE, de la Torre A, Demar M, Carme B, Mercier C, Cesbron-Delauw MF. Serotyping of Toxoplasma gondii: striking homogeneous pattern between acute and asymptomatic infections within Europe and South America. Microbes and Infection. 2008;10(7):742-747..

    -de-la-Torre A, Sauer A, Bourcier T, Speeg-Schatz C, Ballonzoli L, Ajzenberg D, Sundar N, Grigg ME, Villard O, Brunet J, Pfaff A, Gomez-Marin J, Candolfi E. Severe Southamerican ocular toxoplasmosis is associated with decreased IFN-gamma/IL-17A and increased IL-6/IL-13 intraocular levels. PLoS Neglected Trop Dis 2013; 7(11): e2541. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002541109.  

    Sánchez V, de-la-Torre A, Gómez Marín JE. Characterization of ROP18 alleles in human toxoplasmosis. Parasitol Int 2014; 63: 463-469 doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2013.10.012.111.

    - de-la-Torre A, Pfaff A, Grigg ME, Villard O, Candolfi E, Gomez-Marin JE. Ocular cytokinome is linked to clinical characteristics in ocular toxoplasmosis. Cytokine. 2014; 68: 23-31. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2014.03.005113.

    - Alvarez C, de-la-Torre A, Vargas M, Herrera C, Uribe-Huertas L, Lora F, Gómez Marín JE. Striking divergence in Toxoplasma- ROP16 nucleotide sequences from human and meat samples . J Infect Dis 2015; in press.


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