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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1985 Dec;23(2):300-304. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1985.23.2.300
Copyright © 1985 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Significance of Toxoplasma antibody titers by indirect latex agglutination tests in pregnant women and pelvic tumor patients
Won Young Choi,Hung Rak Choi and Jong Gu Rha
Department of Parasitology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

A total of 377 pregnant women, 43 pelvic tumor patients and 80 of multiphysic health center persons as controls were examined by indirect latex agglutination test in order to evaluate Toxoplasma antibody titers at Kang-Nam St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul. Throughout this survey, 1:32 or more titers of diluted sera were regarded as positive. The 337 samples of test sera in pregnant women showed negatives in 319 cases (84.6 percent), 1:2 in 44 cases (11.7 percent), 1:4 in 9 cases (2.4 percent), 1:8 in 2 cases (0.5 percent), 1:16 in 1 case (0.3 percent) and 1:32 in 2 cases (0.5 percent) respectively. The 43 samples of test sera in pelvic tumor patients showed negatives in 29 cases (67.4 percent), 1:2 in 8 cases (18.6 percent), 1:4 in 1 case (2.3 percent), 1:16 in 2 cases (4.7 percent), 1:32 in 1 case (2.3 percent) and 1:128 in 2 cases (4.7 percent). The 80 samples of test sera in multiphysic health center persons as controls negatives in 56 cases (70.0 percent), 1:2 in 19 cases (23.8 percent), 1:4 in 3 cases (3.8 percent), 1:8 in 1 case (1.3 percent) and 1:128 in 1 case (1.3 percent). Among total 420 study cases, 5 cases (1.2 percent) showed positives , and they were 2 cases (0.5 percent) of pregnant women and 3 cases (7.0 percent) of pelvic tumor patients. One case (1.3 percent) out of 80 control sera showed positive result.

Tables


Table 1
Toxoplasma antibody titers by indirect latex agglutination tests in 500 sera


Table 2
Positive Toxoplasma antibody titers in 500 sera

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