The seroprevalence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii and Rubella virus among childbearing age women in Mardin province
Alicem Tekin 1 * , Özcan Deveci, Erkan Yula
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1 Kadın Doğum ve Çocuk Hastalıkları Hastanesi Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı, Yenişehir/Mardin, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objectives: In present study, we investigated the seroprevalence of the antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii and Rubella virus, which may cause congenital infections in risk groups including childbearing age women in a period of two years.
Methods: The samples of sera, which were taken from risk groups including pregnant and childbearing age women admitted to our hospital during May 2008 and April 2010, were tested for antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii and Rubella virus. Anti-Toxoplasma IgM/IgG and anti-Rubella IgM/IgG antibodies were assayed with chemiluminescent method by autoimmunanalyzer (Advia Centaur, Siemens) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Results: Seroprevalences of IgM and IgG for Toxoplasma gondii (n=3.474) were found as 4.6% and 17.5%, respectively. Seroprevalences of IgM and IgG for Rubella virus (n=3.460) were found as 0.95% and 76.5%, respectively.
Conclusion: Widespread population screening may contribute to the prevention of congenital infections due to Toxoplasma gondii and Rubella virus. Because of the high seropositivity of Toxoplasma gondii and Rubella virus in childbearing age women, preventive measures should be implemented.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2010, Volume 1, Issue 2, 81-85

Publication date: 18 Aug 2010

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