Toxoplasmosis in Iraqi Women: a Retrospective Study
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2009, Volume 2, Issue 5, Pages 697-701
Abstractbackground: Toxoplasmsosis is a relatively widespread parasitic infection,
caused by the protozoan toxoplasma gondii, which can affect pregnancy
Objectives: To identify the cases of toxoplasmosis among pregnant women and to
identify its relation to the outcome of pregnancy.
Materials and Methods: The present descriptive study of 54 female patients with
toxoplasmosis, their age ranged between 16-45 years old in the period between 2006-
2007 in AL-Kadhimia Teaching hospital & IVF Institute of Embryo Researches &
Infertility Treatment-AL-Nahrain University –Baghdad.
Results: Pregnant woman with positive IgG and/or IgM anti-toxoplasma was
considered as a seropositive case. IgG have done to all women in the study, 51(94%)
were positive and only 3(6%) were negative. IgM was performed to 27(50%) women,
9(33%) were positive, 18(67%) were negative. Only (18%) of the positive IgG had
history of animal contact. IgG test was positive in 82% of women with a history of
abortion. IgG test was positive in 18% of women with a history of stillbirth.
Conclusions: in conclusion the presence of IgG in the blood of women in this study is
not associated with abortion or stillbirth.
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