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Current Trends in Immunology   Volumes    Volume 22 
Serological study of TORCH complex in pregnant women with an obstetric history in Mosul city, Iraq
Mohammed T. Mahmood, Hasan Faisal Hussein Kahya
Pages: 95 - 102
Number of pages: 8
Current Trends in Immunology
Volume 22 

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Abortion is considered as one of the major problems in women which can lead to termination of fertility. Most abortion cases are directly linked with TORCH complex or congenital infections including bacterial, viral, and protozoal infections. Here, we collected 109 serum samples from pregnant women (study group) and 64 non-pregnant women (control group). The samples were directly examined for the presence of anti-TORCH-IgM and anti-TORCH-IgG antibodies against TORCH complex using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique. Out of 109 pregnant in the study group, 51 cases (46.8%) were seropositive for IgG antibodies and 33 cases (30.25%) were seropositive for IgM antibodies. Non-pregnant had lower rates of TORCH complex seropositive. The majority of seropositive cases in the study group were between ages of 24-29 years. The highest rates of IgG seropositive for Toxoplasma were found in rural areas. The IgG seroprevalence rate of TORCH was highest in second trimester of pregnancy while the maximum rate of abortion was found to be 64% in the first trimester of pregnancy.
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