Comparison of Toxoplasma and Rubella seropositivity rates of Syrian and Turkish pregnant women


Kul G., TURAN G.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.46, no.3, pp.975-981, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.903637
  • Title of Journal : CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.975-981
  • Keywords: pregnancy, rubella, seroprevalence, Syrian refugees, Toxoplasma gondii, SEROPREVALENCE, CYTOMEGALOVIRUS, ANTIBODIES, INFECTION, HIV

Abstract

Purpose: Toxoplasma gondii, rubella and cytomegalovirus (TORCH) infections are the leading causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to compare the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma and Rubella in Turkish pregnant women and Syrian refugee pregnant women, whose number is increasing in our region.