ISSN: 7027-2221

Keywords : toxoplasmosis


Epidemiology of toxoplasmosis among Samarra' University female students and effect of infection on some sexual hormones

Marwa Jasim Mohammad

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 9, Issue 14, Pages 120-130

The current study aimed to determine the epidemiological infection of toxoplasma gondii and learn their prevalence toxoplasmosis among Samarra' University female students, As well The study focused on highlighting some factors such as social status Contact with cats and the effect of infection on testosterone and progesterone. We could get (100) samples of the blood of female students, ranging in age between (19 - 27) years. The blood was separated and stored in the refrigerator at a temperature of -20 ° C until the examination. The samples were examined by detecting antibodies by latex antibody test and 53% were positive. Then positive resulting in latex were examined in cobas e 411, Germany, was established to detect IgM and IgG antibodies and the proportions were 22.6% and 77.4%, respectively. The samples were divided into (4) groups of each group containing (25) samples. The first group included single women, the second group were married (without pregnancy), the third group was pregnant and the fourth group was abortions. The results showed that the infection rate was 16.9, 24.6, 18.8, 39.7%, respectively. In the case of direct contact with animals, especially cats, the highest rate of infection when contact with cats was 77.4%. The results of the statistical analysis at P ≤ 0.05 showed significant differences in testosterone at a rate of 0.813 ng / ml. And progesterone hormones at a rate of 19.130 ng / ml in pregnant women with toxoplasmosis compared to control group.

Epidemiological Study of Toxoplasmosis And Cytomegalovirus in Pregnant Women in Kerbala

Dr. Abdul-Rassol Kh. Saaeed; Karrar Jaber Abed-Nour

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 6, Issue 10, Pages 0-0

Objectives: Identifying the seroprevalence of acute anti-Toxoplasma gondii and anti-
CMV IgM and chronic IgG antibodies, the environmental and behavioral factors and
some socio demographic data and influencing CMV as co-factor to infected with
Toxoplasma gondii of the study sample.
Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study done on 240 pregnant women(13-43
years old). All the studied women were interviewed and blood samples were taken and
used Minividas technique for detect ion ant ibodies ( IgM and IgG) .
Results: The seroprevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibody was (28.3%) for
chronic Toxoplasmosis (IgG),and (0.8%) for acute Toxoplasmosis (IgM).While results
for Cytomegalovirus (CMV)infection revealed that (92.08% ) positive for chronic
CMV (IgG) and (0.8%) positive for acute CMV(IgM) ,The peak age for acquisition of
the infection was (20-29 year old ) , There was a statistical significant association
between seroprevalence with cat exposure ,revealed this results significant association
between Toxoplasmosis and CMV infection and influencing CMV as co-factor to
infected with Toxoplasma gondii and proved this results significant association
between seroprevalence Toxoplasmosis and CMV infection with birth defect.

Epidemiological Study of Toxoplasmosis And Cytomegalovirus in Pregnant Women in Kerbala

Dr. Abdul-Rassol Kh. Saaeed; Karrar Jaber Abed-Nour

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 6, Issue 10, Pages 0-0

Objectives: Identifying the seroprevalence of acute anti-Toxoplasma gondii and anti-
CMV IgM and chronic IgG antibodies, the environmental and behavioral factors and
some socio demographic data and influencing CMV as co-factor to infected with
Toxoplasma gondii of the study sample.
Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study done on 240 pregnant women(13-43
years old). All the studied women were interviewed and blood samples were taken and
used Minividas technique for detect ion ant ibodies ( IgM and IgG) .
Results: The seroprevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibody was (28.3%) for
chronic Toxoplasmosis (IgG),and (0.8%) for acute Toxoplasmosis (IgM).While results
for Cytomegalovirus (CMV)infection revealed that (92.08% ) positive for chronic
CMV (IgG) and (0.8%) positive for acute CMV(IgM) ,The peak age for acquisition of
the infection was (20-29 year old ) , There was a statistical significant association
between seroprevalence with cat exposure ,revealed this results significant association
between Toxoplasmosis and CMV infection and influencing CMV as co-factor to
infected with Toxoplasma gondii and proved this results significant association
between seroprevalence Toxoplasmosis and CMV infection with birth defect.

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis Among comers to marriage in Kerbala governorate

Sajidah Flayyih Hasan

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 97-102

This study was carried out in Kerbala governorate , rates of infection with Toxoplasmosis among comers to marriage who came at immunodeficiency diagnosis center to complete in demand tests for marriage contract were studied by using ELISA IgG antibodies . Total number of diagnostic specimens was 164 (82 males & 82 females ) total prevalence of infection was 25.6% , percent of infection in males ( 32.9% ) was greater than females (18.4%) but there was no significant difference . The age group 30 years old & up demonstrate high percent of infection compare with another age groups with significant difference . This study doesn’t show a relationship between resident location of patient and percent of infection. Most infected individual demonstrate high levels of IgG.