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Prevalence of Toxoplasmosis, Cytomegalovirus and Rubella IgG Antibodies in Hatay Women and Children




Objective: Toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus and rubella may cause congenital infections. The aim of this study is to investigate toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus and rubella IgG antibodies in women and children who were admitted to the Hatay Women and Children Hospital between January 1 and December 31, 2009.

Methods: Levels of IgG antibodies for toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus and rubella established with chemiluminescence immunoassay (Architect i2000, Abbott, USA) method were evaluated, retrospectively.

Results: The results were obtained from 1103 cases. Seropositivity of IgG antibodies for toxoplasmosis (n = 743), cytomegalovirus (n = 929) and rubella (n = 746) were 59.9%, 98.9% and 93.6%, respectively.

Conclusion: Routine serological screening should be recommended in women of childbearing age. Seronegative subjects should be vaccinated for rubella and educated for protection from toxoplasmosis.


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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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