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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Mohammad Menati Rashno 1 , Shirzad Fallahi 2 , * , Farnaz Kheirandish 2 , Shahrokh Bagheri 3 , Mohammad Hassan Kayedi 2 and Mehdi Birjandi 4
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1 Department of Biotechnology, Damghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Damghan, IR Iran
2 Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, IR Iran
3 Razi Herbal Medicines Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, IR Iran
4 Department of Biostatistics, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, IR Iran
Article information
  • Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: July 2016, 11 (3); e60133
  • Published Online: June 26, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 18, 2016
  • Revised: June 10, 2016
  • Accepted: June 12, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/archcid.37205

To Cite: Menati Rashno M, Fallahi S, Kheirandish F, Bagheri S, Kayedi M H, et al. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2016 ; 11(3):e60133. doi: 10.5812/archcid.37205.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Footnote
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