Detection Study: Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in aborted women infected with toxoplasma gondii in Baghdad province, with implications for oncology


Author(s): Qater Al-Nada Ali Kanaem ALIbady

Toxoplasmosis is a common parasitic disease caused byToxoplasma gondii, which can cause fetal abnormalities and spontaneous abortions. The prevalence of toxoplasmosis in aborted women in Iraq may vary depending on factors such as geographic location, sample size, and diagnostic methods used. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of toxoplasmosis in aborted women infected with T. gondii in Baghdad Province, and to provide insight into the impact of the disease on reproductive health. Blood samples were collected from 100 women who had experienced previous abortions in Baghdad province. The samples were tested for the presence of T. gondii using the Mini Vidas assay. The overall prevalence of T. gondii infection among aborted women in Baghdad Province. The study also revealed that the highest incidence of abortion was reported among women aged 20 years-29 years (46%), compared to the younger age group (14 years-19 years) where it was recorded at 22%. This study found that Toxoplasmosis was more prevalent in urban women (71%) than rural women (29%). The number of births did not have a significant effect on the prevalence of Toxoplasmosis among the study participants. This study found that the majority of abortions occurred in the first trimester, with 68% of women experiencing abortions during this stage compared to other trimesters. Furthermore, the total number of cases studied, only 6 cases (6%) showed evidence of recent infection with T. gondii (as indicated by seropositivity for IgM antibodies). This suggests that recent infection with the parasite may not be a major contributor to the high rate of abortions observed in the study population. On the other hand, 38 cases (38%) were found to have evidence of past exposure to the parasite (as indicated by seropositivity for IgG antibodies). This suggests that prior exposure to T. gondii may be more common among women who have experienced abortions.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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