Toxoplasmosis infection in the pregnant women in the first trimester in yasouj city

Razieh Pouransari,1,* Habibi prai,2



Toxoplasmosis is a shared human-animal disease with worldwide distribution caused by toxoplasma gondii. more than half of the world's population is seropositive for toxoplasmosi. the aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in igm and igg anti-toxoplasma immunoglobulins in women referred to yasuj medical centers


A total of 172 blood samples were collected from pregnant women referred to yasuj medical centers during the first 6 months. the sera were tested for igg and igm titration with vidas addition, demographic characteristics of the women were obtained through appropriate questionnaires. finally, the molecular detection of the b1 gene was performed


Positive igg and igm titers were identified in the sera of 15.69% and 2.32% of the pregnant women, respectively. subsequently, three patients were identified for the presence of b1 gene by pcr assay. the higher frequency of positive titers was associated with older age. there was no statistically significant relationship between having the cat and the presence of b1 gene(p-value>0/999). the prevalence of abortion in positive toxoplasmosis patients was significantly more than other patients (p-value>0/0001)


The results of this study, based on the climatic conditions of yasuj, have been reported lower than the similar studies in tropical regions. it is recommended that women be tested for toxoplasmosis, especially during the first three months of pregnancy


Toxoplasmosis, b1 gene, igg and igm, pcr