Seroprevalance of rubella in BOH cases - A 5 year study

Ballal, M and Bangar, RP and Sherine, AA and Bairy, I (2007) Seroprevalance of rubella in BOH cases - A 5 year study. J Obstet Gynecol India, 57 (5). pp. 407-409.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE(S) : To study the rubella seroprevalance rates in children, in newborns with congenital anomalies, and in women with bad obstetric history. METHOD(S) : A total of 489 blood samples were collected by veinous puncture from both women, and children attending out patient departments of pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. Samples were tested for the presence of rubella specific IgM antibody by ELISA. RESULTS : Fifteen out of 334 women (4.49%) and 11 out of 155 children (7.9%) were positive for rubella specific IgM antibodies. CONCLUSION(S) : The prevalence of rubella specific IgM antibodies in women with affected children and newborns (7.09%) with congenital anomalies was higher than that in women with bad obstetric history (4.9%). There is a need to screen all the women attending antenatal clinic for the presence of rubella specific IgM antibodies which indicates recent infection with rubella virus. This would prevent pregnancy wastage and congenital anomalies in the newborns. Key words : rubella virus, IgM antibodies, congenital rubella syndrome, bad obstetric history.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rubella virus, IgM antibodies, congenital rubella syndrome, bad obstetric history
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2011 09:27
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2011 09:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/124

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