Prevalence of toxoplasma gondi in pregnancy in Sari 1376-1377 - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 9, Number 24 (Autumn 1999)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 1999, 9(24): 1-5 | Back to browse issues page


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Saffar M, Ajami A, Moslemi zadeh N. Prevalence of toxoplasma gondi in pregnancy in Sari 1376-1377. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 1999; 9 (24) :1-5
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Background and Purpose : Primary infection of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy can cause death and abortion , severe infection of neonate and asymptomatic but progressive infection. Identification of Susceptible women on gestation would help to prevent fetal and neonatal infection. Prevalence rate of toxoplasmosis in different regions of the world and IRAN are different. So, for proper planning of prevention , it is necessary to know the ratio of susceptible women to toxoplasmosis.
Materials and Methods : 612 pregnant women referred to clinic of obstetric and gynecology in University Hospitals in Sari were selected. 2cc blood sample from each patient was collected and serums were prepared and stored at - 20 ºc. Antitoxoplasma IgG was measured by ELISA method. The result was reported as posilive and negative.
Results : 435 (71%) samples were positive with confidence interval of 4 (61-75%) and age range of women was 16-36 years , most of them were in the age group of 20-30 years.
Conclusion : The result showed that prevalance of toxoplasmosis in Sari is high. Considering the low number of Susceptible women and high expenses of serological screening tests. Health education is recommended for the prevention of toxoplasmosis in pregnant woman.
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