The prevalence of cytomegalovirus infection in a group of pregnant women in Brack Al-Shati, libya

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Sebha University
This study was undertaken to examine the prevalence of cytomegalovirus in a group of women in the area of Brack Al-Shati Serum samples were collected from 180 pregnant women attending Brack general hospital for consultation and treatment. Women chosen for the study were in different gestation weeks. Medical history and relevant information were recorded. Samples were examined serologically by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA) to measure the titer of immunoglobulin G(IgG) against cytomegalo virus. One hundred and seventy two (95.6%) of samples were positive for the cytomegalo virus, with titers range between 1.6-58.17 IU/ml. Conclusion: CMV is quite common in this area. 20% of CMV positive women suffer from complications such as abortions, defected babies etc., and this probably due the infection with CMV.
cytomegalovirus, pregnant, women, infection and gestation.