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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-36

A pilot seroepidemiological study of cytomegalovirus infection in women of child bearing age


Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab, India

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N Jindal
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.13870

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Three hundred and forty serum samples collected from women of child bearing age, without any clinical evidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, were screened for the presence of IgG antibodies against CMV by ELISA test. The IgG antibodies were detected in 297 which gave prevalence rate of 87.4%. Significantly higher prevalence rates (p < 0.001) were observed with increasing age and with increase in parity. There was significant difference in the antibody prevalence in different socioeconomic groups. Seroprevalence rate was also found to be more in women from rural area than those from urban area, although the difference was statistically not significant (p > 0.05). Marital status showed no impact upon the seroprevalence of IgG antibodies in women.






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