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Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol 2015, 5(3): 149-154 Back to browse issues page
Serological Study on Cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma Gondii in
Mr M Doosti, Dr HA Vahedian-Ardakani, Mr A Talebi, Dr M Akhavan-Ghalibaf, Mr A Najafi, Mr MM Aminorroaya, Mr Sh Yazdani, Mr M Shayestehpour
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Background Beta-thalassemia patients receive blood products from blood transfusion centers repeatedly. Blood transfusion can transmit Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Toxoplasma gondii. The aim of this study was serological evaluation of these two infectious agents in thalassemia patients. Materials and Methods In a cross-sectional study, the enzymelinked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing was performed to detect IgM and IgG antibodies against CMV and Toxoplasma gondii in 96 thalassemia patients (under 18 years) and 144 healthy people. Data were analyzed by SPSS software and Chi-square test. Results A significant difference was observed in CMVIgM antibody levels between test group and control group in women (p<0.05). The prevalence of CMV IgM, CMV IgG, Toxo-IgG, and Toxo IgM antibodies in thalassemia patients were 5.2%, 95.9%, 16%, and 0%, respectively. Conclusions: In all thalassemia patients, Cytomegalovirus IgG is higher than healthy people. In addition, CMV IgM antibodies are higher in female patients. Antibody screening (IgM) on blood products for detecting Cytomegalovirus is necessary, but for Toxoplasma gondii is not necessary in the Yazd transfusion center. Conclusion In all thalassemia patients, Cytomegalovirus IgG is higher than healthy people. In addition, CMV IgM antibodies are higher in female patients. Antibody screening (IgM) on blood products for detecting Cytomegalovirus is necessary, but for Toxoplasma gondii is not necessary in the Yazd transfusion center.
Keywords: Beta-Thalassemia, Cytomegalovirus
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/08/22 | Accepted: 2015/08/22 | Published: 2015/08/22
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Doosti M, Vahedian-Ardakani H, Talebi A, Akhavan-Ghalibaf M, Najafi A, Aminorroaya M, et al . Serological Study on Cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma Gondii in. Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol. 2015; 5 (3) :149-154
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