Journal of Tropical Medicine

Congenital Transmission by Protozoan


Publishing date
01 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2011

1Laboratory of Cell Biology, Placenta and Chagas (IICSHUM), Faculty of Medicine, National University of Córdoba, Stockholm, Sweden; National University of La Rioja, La Rioja, Argentina

2Program of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

3Department of Infectious Diseases and Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Disease, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30605, USA


Congenital Transmission by Protozoan

Description

Congenital transmission by protozoan parasites is an important public health problem worldwide, because it affects two live human beings, the mother and the fetus or the newborn. It is still surprising that despite the abundant immunoepidemiological knowledge of congenital transmission of protozoan parasite, no definite etiology or predictive diagnostic tests have been identified. Understanding the mechanisms by which host/parasites infection and interaction occurs is one of the most important topics that will help find specific biomarkers of infection, prevent congenital transmission of the parasites, maintain the health of the offsprings, and develop safe and efficient treatments. In addition, understanding of the biological mechanisms of host/parasite interactions will facilitate protection of mothers and their families and reduce costs in health services. Moreover, this will lead to gain insight into epidemiological aspects and association with other pathologies and preserve the well-being of the newborn baby.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek understanding of the interaction between the mother/the fetus and the protozoan parasites, such as in malaria, Chagas disease, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, and sleeping sickness. Also, we are interested in other parasites which are potentially dangerous for normal fetal development and the possible treatment associated with congenital transmission of protozoan parasites, as well as their epidemiological and clinical aspects. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Maternal biomarkers of the fetomaternal infection
  • Mechanisms of placental invasion and fetal infection
  • Participation of the maternal and fetal conditions in protozoan diseases
  • Parasites involved such as Trypanosoma cruzi, Plasmodium sp, Toxoplasma gondii, Leishmania sp, Trypanosoma brucei, and others which are potentially harmful to fetal development
  • Epidemiological analysis that surrounds the protozoan diseases
  • Association of protozoan diseases with other metabolic or nonparasitic infectious diseases
  • Treatment and/or prevention of transmission of parasites during pregnancy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 173437
  • - Editorial

Congenital Transmission by Protozoan

Ricardo E. Fretes | Ulrike Kemmerling | Demba Sarr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 614820
  • - Review Article

Mechanism of Trypanosoma cruzi Placenta Invasion and Infection: The Use of Human Chorionic Villi Explants

Ricardo E. Fretes | Ulrike Kemmerling
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 109705
  • - Research Article

Transplacental Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum in a Highly Malaria Endemic Area of Burkina Faso

Alphonse Ouédraogo | Alfred B. Tiono | ... | Sodiomon B. Sirima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 758357
  • - Research Article

Reorganization of Extracellular Matrix in Placentas from Women with Asymptomatic Chagas Disease: Mechanism of Parasite Invasion or Local Placental Defense?

Juan Duaso | Erika Yanez | ... | Ulrike Kemmerling
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 648456
  • - Review Article

Prevention of Congenital Transmission of Malaria in Sub-Saharan African Countries: Challenges and Implications for Health System Strengthening

Kayode O. Osungbade | Olubunmi O. Oladunjoye
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 969243
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Infection of Trypanosoma cruzi Causes Decrease in Glucose Transporter Protein-1 (GLUT1) Expression in Explants of Human Placental Villi Cultured under Normal and High Glucose Concentrations

Luciana Mezzano | Gastón Repossi | ... | Sofía G. Parisi de Fabro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 274142
  • - Research Article

Prevalence of Congenital Malaria in Minna, North Central Nigeria

Innocent Chukwuemeka James Omalu | Charles Mgbemena | ... | Victoria I. Chukwuemeka
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