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ATHARI A, SHOJAEIAN S, ELIASI O, DELFANI K. SEROPREVALENCE OF TOXOPLASMA ANTIBODIES AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN KERMAN SHAH. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1994; 8 (2) :93-95
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From the Department of Parasitology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,
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Sera from 495 pregnant women were examined for toxoplasma antibodies by indirect fluorescent antibody testing (IFAT). Antibodies were positive in 32.7%. Seropositivity was not increased significantly with age but showed a statistically significant rise in accordance with frequency of parity, abortion and contact with cats. The high rate of seronegativity (67.3%) observed in pregnant women represents a high risk group for acquiring toxoplasma infection and also congenital toxoplasmosis.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Parasitology and Mycology