Knowledge and Practices of Toxoplasmosis among Clinical Laboratory Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Study in Durango, Mexico
AbstractBackground: The aim of this study was to determine the level of knowledge and practices about toxoplasmosis in a sample of clinical laboratory professionals in Mexico. Methods: 192 clinical laboratory professionals were surveyed. They were asked about (1) Toxoplasma gondii; (2) clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of toxoplasmosis; and (3) their practices with respect to toxoplasmosis. Results: The range of animals infected by T. gondii was known by 44.8% of participants. Clinical aspects of toxoplasmosis were known by up to 44.3% of subjects. Correct answers about the interpretation of serological markers of T. gondii infection were provided by up to 32.8% of participants. A minority (32.2%) of participants knew about a high number of false positive results of anti-T. gondii IgM antibody tests. Most participants (90.1%) did not know what the anti-T. gondii IgG avidity test was. Up to 55.7% of participants provided incorrect answers about the interpretation of serology tests for the treatment of pregnant women. Common routes of T. gondii infection were known by <15% of participants. Most (84.4%) participants had not performed tests for detection T. gondii infection. Conclusions: Results indicate incomplete knowledge of T. gondii infection and toxoplasmosis and a limited practice of laboratory tests among the professionals surveyed. View Full-Text
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Alvarado-Esquivel, C.; Sánchez-Anguiano, L.F.; Berumen-Segovia, L.O.; Hernández-Tinoco, J.; Rico-Almochantaf, Y.R.; Cisneros-Camacho, A.; Cisneros-Martínez, J.A. Knowledge and Practices of Toxoplasmosis among Clinical Laboratory Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Study in Durango, Mexico. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1413.
Alvarado-Esquivel C, Sánchez-Anguiano LF, Berumen-Segovia LO, Hernández-Tinoco J, Rico-Almochantaf YR, Cisneros-Camacho A, Cisneros-Martínez JA. Knowledge and Practices of Toxoplasmosis among Clinical Laboratory Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Study in Durango, Mexico. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(11):1413.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alvarado-Esquivel, Cosme; Sánchez-Anguiano, Luis F.; Berumen-Segovia, Luis O.; Hernández-Tinoco, Jesús; Rico-Almochantaf, Yazmin R.; Cisneros-Camacho, Alfredo; Cisneros-Martínez, Jorge A. 2017. "Knowledge and Practices of Toxoplasmosis among Clinical Laboratory Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Study in Durango, Mexico." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 11: 1413.
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