Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and its associated factors among hospital and community populations in Lambayeque, Peru

Heber Silva-Díaz, Emma V. Arriaga-Deza, Virgilio E. Failoc-Rojas, Yessica R. Alarcón-Flores, Sara Y. Rojas-Rojas, Lizzie K. Becerra-Gutiérrez, Katya M. Mera-Villasis, Franklin R. Aguilar-Gamboa, Teresa Silva-García
2020 Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical  
Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with toxoplasmosis among pregnant women. We followed an analytical observational study. From July 2016 to June 2017, 218 pregnant women were selected. The infection was detected through serological dosage of anti-T.gondii Immunoglobulin(Ig) M and IgG antibodies. The seroprevalence was 35.8%; the factors associated with infection were consumption of non-drinking water, residence
more » ... ng water, residence in an urban area, and threatened abortion during the current pregnancy. The seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis among pregnant women is high. The risk factors are dependent on environmental determinants.
doi:10.1590/0037-8682-0164-2019 pmid:32187332 fatcat:zds5yqwhdjc6zoefc4ku2pp4hm