E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
The Retrospective Analysis of Toxoplasma Serology Results from Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Training and Research Hospital between 2012 and 2013
1 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı, Muğla, Türkiye  
2 Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Aydın, Türkiye  
3 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Muğla, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015; 39: 179-184
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2015.3897
Key Words: Toxoplasma gondii, serology, Muğla

Objective: The aim of the present study was the evaluation of serology results in Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Training and Research Hospital Microbiology Laboratory between 2012 and 2013 among cases from different divisions for anti-Toxoplasma antibodies, retrospectively.


Methods: Anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibodies were detected by a commercial kit in serum samples. The age and gender of cases, the division where the samples were sent and the changes in the seropositivity between years were evaluated statistically by chi-square test.


Results: Totally 1162 cases varying from 9 mounths to 85 ages (mean 29.1±10.8) were included in the study, due to the orders from divisions anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibodies were investigated in 747 samples and 154 (20.6%) of them were positive. Anti-Toxoplasma IgM antibodies were investigated in 1112 samples and 27 of them (2.4%) were positive. The seropositivity of anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibodies were increased with age (p=0.001) and a significant relationship was found with anti-Toxoplasma IgM seropositivity and the division where the samples were sent (p=0.003).


Conclusion: It can be concluded that as in the other parts, toxoplasmosis is an important public health concern in Muğla and it is crucial especially for women in reproductive age, the risk group for toxoplasmosis, should be informed about toxoplasmosis. 

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