Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis Infection in Diabetic Pregnant Women from Sanandaj, Kurdistan, West of Iran

Nadia ShakibaMojde Zareei


Background: Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic parasitic protozoan, which is a causative agent of serious complications such as abortion in pregnant women or fetal still birth. The aim of this study was evaluating the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis infection in diabetic pregnant women from Sanandaj, Kurdistan, west of Iran. Methods: In this study 136 serum samples from diabetic pregnant women were collected from referred to the Toohid hospital diabetes center during June 2018 to October 2019 in Sanandaj, Kurdistan, west of Iran. IgM and IgG titers were evaluated by ELISA(enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) method. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS 19 software and using Chi-Square and Fisher tests. Results: The ELISA method showed 35(25.7%) and 7(5.1%) of diabetic pregnant women were positive for IgG and IgM T.gondii antibodies respectively. There was statistically significant relationship between toxoplasma infection and education, gestational age and number of parity. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that public awareness and education about toxoplasmosis and its transmission routes before pregnancy may be effective in preventing congenital toxoplasmosis.

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