Detection of Toxoplasma gondii IgM and Cytomegalovirus IgM antibodies among blood donors in Mosul
AbstractBackground: Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the protozoan parasite
Toxoplasma gondii. This parasite can be transmitted via blood transfusion.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpes virus that can cause many complications and
mostly transfer via blood transfusion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the
percentage of risk of infections that could occur due to blood transfusion.
Subjects and methods: Ninety blood donor samples were randomly obtained from
central blood bank of Mosul city and investigated for IgM of toxoplasmosis and CMV
by the serological method ELISA, IgM.
Results: ELISA test for Toxoplasma gondii IgM test showed 3% seropositive and for
CMV showed 10% seropositive.
Conclusion: The results indicate a risk of infection with toxoplasmosis and CMV via
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