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

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 Start Page 32 | End Page 35

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.

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