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Ann Med Res. 2001; 8(4): 209-211


Cytomegalovirus seropositivity among women of reproductive age in Malatya

 

Yunus Bulut*, Mehmet S. Tekerekoğlu*, Barış Otlu*, Bengül Durmaz*, İbrahim H. Özerol*

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Abstract

 

Objective: To evaluate cytomegalovirus seropositivity among women of reproductive age in Malatya is aimed.

Material and methods: Cytomegalovirus IgM and IgG antibodies were evaluated respectively in 4042 patients who attended to the gynecology outpatient clinic of the Inonu University Hospital betzeen February 1995 - February 1999 by micro ELISA method. 828 patients were pregnant.

Results: Of the 4042 serum samples, 70 (1.7%) CMV IgM, 3259 (80,6%) CMV IgG, and 72 (1.8%) CMV IgM+IgG were positive. Of the pregnant women, CMV IgM (0.6%), CMV IgG (78%), and CMV IgM+IgG (10%) were positive.

Conclusion: These results demostrated that the rate of infection risk for cytomegalovirus was 19% in women of reproductive age.

Key words: Cytomegalovirus IgG, Cytomegalovirus IgM, Seroprevalance



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