Affiliations: Department of Microbiology All India Institute of
Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029, India
Note:  Correspondence: Dr. B. R. Mirdha, M.D., Consultant Microbiology
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Abstract: Detection of antibodies to Toxoplasma in sera from patients
suffering from recurrent unprovoked seizures were performed using "in-house"
indirect hemagglutination assay and by commercially available anti-Toxoplasma
immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Serum
antibody to toxoplasmosis were detected in 12.3% and 15.3% by indirect
hemagglutination assay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and respectively.
Controls showed seropositivity of 5.7% for antibody to Toxoplasma using the
same methods. Seropositivity was higher in children compared to adults. No
gender differences were noted. Individuals with rural background (living in a
relatively unhygienic conditions) were more commonly affected compared to
people living in urban areas. (J Pediatr Neurol 2003; 1(2): 95–98).