SEROPREVALENCE OF TOXOPLASMOSIS IN PREGNANT WOMEN AT AVICENNA MILITARY HOSPITAL IN MARRAKESH
- Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Morocco.
- Parasitology-Mycolgy laboratory, Avicenna Military Hospital. Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy , Cadi AyyadUniversity,Marrakesh. Morocco.
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Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii which can have serious consequences for the fetus in case of pergravidicseroconversion. The present work is analytical and descriptive complementary studies: prospective (1-09-2015 to 31-12-2015) and a retrospective study (01-01-2010 to 31-12-2014) performed in the service of Parasitology - Mycology Marrakesh.The seroprevalence of pregnant women immunized against toxoplasmosis in our study is 35%, including women from rural and illiterate are proven to be the most immune. The main risk factors for disease transmission are the lack of knowledge about toxoplasmosis, the modes of transmission and means of prevention, and the low level of hygiene. We also raised a blatant lack of regular serological monitoring in seronegative pregnant women who received only one serological test in 66%. The present study confirmed that more than half of pregnant women are not immunized against Toxoplasma gondii and deserve monthly monitoring for early detection of possible seroconversion and implement effective therapeutic management.
[Ghita Zahlan, El Mostafa El Mezouari and Redouane Moutaj (2021); SEROPREVALENCE OF TOXOPLASMOSIS IN PREGNANT WOMEN AT AVICENNA MILITARY HOSPITAL IN MARRAKESH Int. J. of Adv. Res. 9 (Sep). 266-273] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/13403
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/13403
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