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Possible role of TORCH agents in congenital malformations in Gorgan, northern Islamic Republic of Iran

Golalipour, M.J. and Khodabakhshi, B. and Ghaemi, E. (2009) Possible role of TORCH agents in congenital malformations in Gorgan, northern Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (2). pp. 330-336. ISSN 10203397 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out to explore the frequency of contamination with TORCH agents in neonates with congenital malformations in a referral centre in Gorgan city, Islamic Republic of Iran. Blood samples were taken from 64 neonates and their mothers over a 20-month period in 2003-04. Serologic tests showed that 4/64 infants born with congenital malformations (6%) had positive IgM antibody titres for Toxoplasma gondii (2 cases), rubella virus (1 case) and cytomegalovirus (1 case). IgM was positive in 9/63 mothers (14%), also for T. gondii (3 cases), rubella virus (3 cases) and cytomegalovirus (3 cases). No cases of herpes simplex virus type II or Treponema pallidum were found.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - East. Mediterr. Health J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 19554979 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Gorgan Congenital Malformations Research Centre, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Infectious Diseases, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Microbiology, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: immunoglobulin G antibody, immunoglobulin M antibody, immunoglobulin M, protozoon antibody, virus antibody, adult, antibody titer, article, cleft palate, congenital malformation, controlled study, cross-sectional study, Cytomegalovirus, descriptive research, female, Herpes simplex virus, human, Iran, limb defect, major clinical study, male, microbial contamination, morbidity, neural tube defect, newborn, Rubella virus, serology, Toxoplasma gondii, Treponema pallidum, animal, blood, congenital disorder, congenital toxoplasmosis, Cytomegalovirus, cytomegalovirus infection, epidemiology, health survey, immunology, Iran, pregnancy, pregnancy complication, rubella, Rubella virus, Toxoplasma, Adult, Animals, Antibodies, Protozoan, Antibodies, Viral, Causality, Congenital Abnormalities, Cross-Sectional Studies, Cytomegalovirus, Cytomegalovirus Infections, Female, Humans, Immunoglobulin M, Infant, Newborn, Iran, Male, Population Surveillance, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Rubella, Rubella virus, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasmosis, Congenital
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 03:52
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2017 06:01
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2291

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