The seroprevalence of anti - Toxoplasma IgG antibodies in Malaysia / Wan Shahriman Yushdee Wan Yusoff

Wan Yusoff, Wan Shahriman Yushdee (2007) The seroprevalence of anti - Toxoplasma IgG antibodies in Malaysia / Wan Shahriman Yushdee Wan Yusoff. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii) is an obligate intracellular protozoan that infects a wide variety of vertebrate hosts including human. There are four groups of individuals in which diagnosis of toxoplasmosis is most critical: i) pregnant women who acquire their infection during gestation, ii) fetuses and newborns who are congenitally infected, iii) immmunocompromised patients, and iv) those with choriorenitis. This study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibodies in Malaysia. A random 150 blood samples were analysed using the bioelisa-toxo IgG (Biokit, spain), which is widely used in the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. The results showed that 56 percent tested positive for IgG. A racial breakdown showed that the Indians had the highest percentage of seropositivity compared to other ethnic group. Study on gender showed males have higher seropositivity than females.The study comprised of many age groups. Toxoplasma gondii was found to infect patient's people irrespective of their ages.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Wan Yusoff, Wan Shahriman Yushdee
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Wan Mohamad, Wan Kamil (Prof. Madya)
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Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Medical Technology
Item ID: 47597
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii), Antibodies, Protozoan
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/47597

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