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Ann Med Res. 1995; 2(2): 148-151

Prevalence of Cytomegalovirus antibody in pregnant women


Dr.Emine SÖNMEZ*, Dr.A.Süha SÖNMEZ*, Dr.Erdal TUNCEL***, Dr.Selahattin ÇELEB***, Dr. Gürsel ARSEVEN***




In this study, total anticytomegalovirus (ACMV) IgM and IgG antibodies were researched by ELISA method in the serum samples of296 pregnant women who presented and/or hospitalized in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic of school of medicine, University of Atatürk, Erzurum-Turkey, between January 1991 and February 1992.

Two hundred seventy-eight ( 93.92 %)of the serum samples were seropozitive. In 252 (84.46 % ) of them A CMV IgG and in 26 (8.78 %) A CMV IgG + IgM were detected. Eight-teen sera samples (6.08 %) were found to be seronegative.

Absorbance levels of ACMV detected 252 sera samples were correlated with pregnancy period and age, and results were discussed. [Journal ofTurgut Ozal Medical Center 2(2):148-151,1995

Key Words : Cytomegalovirus, CMV, antibody, pregnancy

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