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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 483-6

Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in women with recurrent abortions/neonatal deaths and its treatment outcome.


Department of Endocrinology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

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A H Zargar
Department of Endocrinology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

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Toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection, varies in its prevalence in various countries. Some studies have suggested its role in the causation of abortions. We reviewed the records of Microbiology Department at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar (Kashmir) and found that out of 2371 women with recurrent abortions and 310 women with neonatal deaths tested for IgM antibody against toxoplasma, 1260 (53.14%) and 215 (69.35%) tested positive respectively. One hundred and twenty-two women with recurrent abortions and 55 women with neonatal deaths who had tested positive for IgM antibody were followed during subsequent pregnancy and were treated with spiramycin; 115 94.26%) in current abortion group and 35 (63.64%) in neonatal death group delivered normal babies. We discuss the role of seropositivity for toxoplasma in women during reproductive period.


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