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Journal:   ZAHEDAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (TABIB-E-SHARGH)   DECEMBER 2013 , Volume 15 , Number 12; Page(s) 32 To 35.
 
Paper: 

SHORT COMMUNICATION: SEROPREVALENCE OF TOXOPLASMOSIS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN REFERRING TO THE REFERENCE LABORATORY OF ZAHEDAN, IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  EBRAHIMZADEH ADEL*, MOHAMMADI SAEID, SALIMI KHORASHAD ALIREZA, JAMSHIDI ALI
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PARASITOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER, ZAHEDAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ZAHEDAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Zahedan is a tropical region in southeast of Iran. Due to importance of congenital Toxoplasmosis and absence of study evidences in this field in Zahedan, this research was accomplished.
Materials and Methods: 221 serum samples were collected from pregnant women referring to reference laboratory of Zahedan. The IgG and IgM antibody levels against were examined using ELISA method.
Results: 30.8% cases out of all samples were IgG positive and in 1.4% cases IgG and IgM were both positive for toxoplasmosis.
Conclusion: 69.2% of pregnant women were serologically negative against toxoplasmosis; therefore hygiene education to eliminate risk factors especially during pregnancy period seems to be imperative.

 
Keyword(s): TOXOPLASMOSIS, IGM ANTI-TOXOPLASMA, IGG ANTI-TOXOPLASMA, PREGNANCY RISK FACTORS
 
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