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Research code: 4691
Ethics code: IR.SSU.MEDICINE.REC.1398.323

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Fattahi Bafghi A, Sadeghi Bakhi S, Vakili M. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection among young couples near marriage referred to prenatal counseling in Yazd city, central of Iran. TB 2020; 19 (5) :33-43
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-3028-en.html
Medical Parasitology Department, school of medicine, Yazd Shahid Sadoughi University of medical sciences, Yazd, Iran , samadsadeghibakhi56@gmail.com
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Introduction: Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common causes of human parasitic infections and other warm-blooded vertebrates that has worldwide spread. The purpose of this study was to determine the mean level of Toxoplasmosis-related IgG, IgM in young couples at the time of marriage referring to Yazd Counseling Center 1396. Methods: In this study, 200 girls and boys were randomly selected to get married at Yazd Health Center. Samples were taken from both statistical populations to determine the presence of Toxoplasmosis infection and were evaluated with specific IgM and IgG antibody kits. Data were analyzed by SPSS 18 software. Results: Of the 200 girls and boys studied, 25 (25%) were positive for IgG and 75 (75%) negative. In IgM, 6 (6%) were positive and 94 (94%) were negative. IgM was positive in 4 (4%) and 96 (96%) negative in girls. In IgG, 12 (12%) positive and 88 (88%) negative in girls. There was no significant relationship between hair loss (0.614), job (0.470) level of education (p = 0.488), blood group (p = 0.618) and p = 0.663. Conclusions: Although there was no significant correlation between the main variables, namely keeping the cat, education in the lower educated groups had a domestic cat.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/02/26 | Accepted: 2020/05/17 | Published: 2021/01/20

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