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dc.contributorDavami, M.H.EN
dc.contributorPourahamd, M.EN
dc.contributorSotoodeh Jahromi, A.R.EN
dc.contributorTadayon, S.M.K.EN
dc.description.abstractInfection with Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy can lead to severe fetal sequelae. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine T. gondii seropositivity among a sample of young women in Jahrom, Islamic Republic of Iran. Four hundred and three young women with a mean age of 20.3 years who presented for pre-marriage laboratory testing were entered in the study. T. gondii antibodies [‎IgG and IgM]‎ were measured using ELISA. Of the 403 women, 15% were seropositive for T. gondii antibodies [‎13% for IgG and 2% for IgM]‎.Seropositivity for T. gondii IgG differed according to age groups but there was no significant difference [‎P = 0.83]‎. IgM seropositivity showed the highest rate among women aged < 20 years. Many young women in Jahrom Province are susceptible to primary toxoplasmosis during pregnancy, therefore, appropriate educational programmes to improve knowledge in this population should be implemented to prevent toxoplasmosis-related congenital malformationsEN
dc.titleToxoplasma seroepidemiology in women who intend to marry in Jahrom, Islamic Republic of IranEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (‎Supp.2)‎, 1-7, 2013

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