Epidemiological Study of Toxoplasmosis And Cytomegalovirus in Pregnant Women in Kerbala
karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences,
Volume 6, Issue 10, Pages 0-0
AbstractObjectives: 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.
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