Toxoplasma gondii (Nicolle and Manceaux 1908)

  • Dickson D. Despommier
  • Robert W. Gwadz
  • Peter J. Hotez


Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite lelong to the subclass Coccidia. It has ubiquitous distribution and infects members of all age groups and both sexes. T. gondii is capable of infecting all mammals and is usually acquired by humans through the ingestion of undercooked or raw meats. The cat Felis domestica and many other felines (e.g., lyns and bobcat) are the hosts known to harbor the sexual stage of the parasite


Folinic Acid Infectious Mononucleosis Toxoplasma Gondii Congenital Infection Congenital Toxoplasmosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dickson D. Despommier
    • 1
  • Robert W. Gwadz
    • 2
  • Peter J. Hotez
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia University, Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Malaria Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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