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Volume 10, Number 6—June 2004


Newborn Screening for Congenital Infectious Diseases

Eurico Camargo Neto*†‡Comments to Author , Rosélia Rubin†, Jaqueline Schulte†, and Roberto Giugliani*‡§
Author affiliations: *Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; †Nobel RIE Laboratory, Porto Alegre, Brazil; ‡Neonatal Screening Center, Porto Alegre, Brazil; §Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Table 2

Symptoms and findings in patients with congenital toxoplasmosis

n Complementary examination Clinical findings
Retinal scar or retinochoroiditis
2 blind, 1 with myopia
Intracranial calcifications
1 with cognitive deficiency, 4 with splenomegaly or hepatosplenomegaly (HEM)
Retinal scar or retinochoroiditis and intracranial calcifications
2 with splenomegaly or HEM, 2 with neuromotor retardation, 1 microcephaly, 1 hydrocephaly and microophtalmya, 1 died immunosuppressed
7 Other symptoms Splenomegaly or HEM, neuromotor retardation, microcephaly, hydrocephaly and microophtalmya, 1 died immunosuppressed

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