Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ocular Toxoplasmosis

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4668-1

The infection with the worldwide spread protozoan Toxoplasma gondii is the major cause of the so-called infectious uveitis. Since the eyes are peculiar systems protected by immune privilege, their immune responses differ significantly from other organs, when infected by T. gondii.


Immune Response Immune Privilege Ocular Toxoplasmosis Worldwide Spread Infectious Uveitis 
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Further Reading

  1. Streitlein JW et al (2002) Ocular immune privilege and their impact of intraocular inflammation. DNA Cell Biol 21:453–454CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Zhao WH, Chen G (2014) Role of IL-33 and its receptor in T-cell mediated autoimmune diseases. Biomed Res Int 2014:587370Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany