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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188-191

Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in aborted women in Babylon Province, Iraq

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Al-Eskandaria General Hospital, Babil Health Directorate, Babylon Province, Iraq
2 Department of Surgery, Hilla Teaching Hospital, Babil Health Directorate, Babylon Province, Iraq

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Lawhedh Jasim Mohammed
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Al-Eskandaria General Hospital, Babil Health Directorate, Babylon Province
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_26_19

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Background: Toxoplasmosis is considered as one of the most prevalent human parasitic infections that can be transmitted from mother to the fetus. The onset of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy has clinical complications, including spontaneous abortion, preterm labor, stillbirth, and fetal abnormalities. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis infection in aborted women. Materials and Methods: Seventy-five sera samples were collected from the women admitted in the obstetrics and gynecology ward with abortion. The blood samples were processed appropriately and tested for Toxoplasma gondii IgM and IgG using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique, in addition to latex agglutination test (LAT) as a screening test. Results: Seropositivity of aborted women to T. gondii was 42.6% when used LAT while 4% and 22.6% when detection of T. gondii IgM and IgG respecyively ELISA.the highest percentage of infection was found to be 18.6% in the age group of 21–25 years, in patients inhibited in rural area. Also seropositive in women with double frequent of abortion. Conclusion: ELISA test was the best method to investigate toxoplasmosis in aborted women, especially with recurrent spontaneous abortion.

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