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Title: Toxoplasmosis among women with habitual abortion
Authors: Al Hamdani, Muna M.
Mahdi, Nadham K.
Issue Date: 1997
Language: English
Abstract: The role of maternal toxoplasmosis as a risk factor for habitual abortion was investigated. The indirect haemagglutination test was positive in a titre of 1:32 to 1:2048 much more frequently in women with habitual abortion [18.5%] than in the normal pregnancy group [5.9%]. The overall prevalence of antibodies gradually increased with age, reaching 23.7% in the age group 35-45 years. No differences were found among women in different socioeconomic groups. The study suggests that toxoplasma antibodies are more prevalent in women with cats at home than in women who do not possess cats
Description: 310-315
Keywords: Toxoplasmosis
Risk Factors
Prevalence
Age Distribution
Case-Control Studies
Toxoplasmosis
Cats
Subject: Abortion, Habitual
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117384
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0302/emhj_1997_3_2_310_315.pdf
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