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Iran South Med J 2014, 16(6): 459-466 Back to browse issues page
Seroepidemiology of Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex & Varicella zoster virus in college women of Bushehr.
Afshin Barazesh1, Keyvan Zandi2, Fahimeh Hadavand1, Niloofar Moatamed1, Farnaz Hefzollah1, Behnaz Hefzollah1, Katayoun Vahdat 3
1- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IRAN
2- The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center,The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IRAN
3- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IRAN , vahdatk@gmail.com
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Abstract Background: Acute viral infections such as cytomegalovirus, Rubella, Herpes simplex and varicella zoster virus in pregnant women can cause congenital infection with increased risk of developing congenital anomalies and morbidity. We aimed to identify young women susceptible to these viral infections in Bushehr. Materials and Methods: In 2009, 180 female were randomly selected from high schools and college students who were been assisted in marriage consulting clinics. In this cross sectional study, IgG antibodies against varicella zoster virus (VZV), Herpes simplex virus I,II (HSV I,II) , Rubella & cytomegalovirus (CMV) were determined by indirect enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) technique. Results: Mean age of the participants was 18.72 years old. %99.4 and %95 of sera were positive for cytomegalovirus & Rubella respectively and also Antibodies against VZV & HSV were detected in %74.5 & %69.4 of samples. There were no significant correlation between antibody seropositivity and education level, living places (rural or urban) and occupation. (P<0/05). Conclusion: Although, The findings of this study indicated that high prevalence rate of VZV &HSV 1,2 in child bearing age women, but 1/3 -1/4 of them, are still susceptible to these infections, so routine screening of these viruses is suggested in antenatal care.

Keywords: Rubella, cytomegalovirus, varicella zoster virus, Herpes simplex virus, child bearing women.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2013/07/23 | Accepted: 2013/08/18 | Published: 2013/12/18
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Barazesh A, Zandi K, Hadavand F, Moatamed N, Hefzollah F, Hefzollah B et al . Seroepidemiology of Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex & Varicella zoster virus in college women of Bushehr.. Iran South Med J. 2014; 16 (6) :459-466
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