Advanced Biomedical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-

Toxoplasma gondii infection in women of childbearing age of Isfahan, Iran: A population-based study


Nasser Mostafavi1, Behrooz Ataei2, Zari Nokhodian2, Leila J Monfared2, Majid Yaran2, Mehdi Ataie3, Anahita Babak2 
1 Child Growth and Development Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 School of Medicine, najafabad branch, Islamic azad university, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Behrooz Ataei
Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

Background: We conducted an epidemiological survey on seroprevalence of toxoplasma infection in women of childbearing age in Isfahan Province. Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study in 2010, 217 women in the age range of 10-50 years were randomly selected. The blood samples examined for the presence of IgG anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibody by a commercial ELISA kit (Dia-Pro, Milan, Italy). Chi-square and Fisher«SQ»s exact tests were employed to examine the antibody status in different age, marriage, education, and residence groups. Results: The overall prevalence was 47.5% (103/217). The peak age of infection acquisition was in the range 30-40 years in rural areas and 20-30 years in urban districts. There was no significant association between residence, education, and marriage groups on the one hand and chance of T. gondii infection on the other hand. Conclusions: The findings of the study suggest a moderate prevalence of T. gondii infection, but a high prevalence in ages of high reproductive activities.


How to cite this article:
Mostafavi N, Ataei B, Nokhodian Z, Monfared LJ, Yaran M, Ataie M, Babak A. Toxoplasma gondii infection in women of childbearing age of Isfahan, Iran: A population-based study.Adv Biomed Res 2012;1:60-60


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Mostafavi N, Ataei B, Nokhodian Z, Monfared LJ, Yaran M, Ataie M, Babak A. Toxoplasma gondii infection in women of childbearing age of Isfahan, Iran: A population-based study. Adv Biomed Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Jun 28 ];1:60-60
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