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2014, Vol. 2, Issue 6
Study of seroprevalence and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii among pregnant women in Karaj township of Alborz province [2013]

Lame Akhlaghi, Abbas Ghasemi, Ramtin Hadighi, Fatemeh Tabatabaie

The aim of this study was to determine seroprevalence of and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii among pregnant women in Karaj township of Alborz province by ELISA method. The blood samples were taken from 400 pregnant women referred to the health centers of Karaj township. IgM and IgG titers and effects of some factors on incidence of the disease were appraised. Anti Toxoplasma IgM and IgG were positive in 1% and 29% respectively. Seropositive subjects were more frequently seen in women with age >30 years compared to younger women. No significant relationship was found among the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection and level of education, residence area, history of abortion and gestational age. According to the positive cases between the patients, there should be some regular screen programs to recognize the chronic and acute infections especially in pregnant women.
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How to cite this article:
Lame Akhlaghi, Abbas Ghasemi, Ramtin Hadighi, Fatemeh Tabatabaie. Study of seroprevalence and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii among pregnant women in Karaj township of Alborz province [2013]. J Entomol Zool Stud 2014;2(6):217-219.
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