Prevalence of Viral Infections in High Risk Pregnancies

Saima Wani, Shaheera Ajaz, Beenish Jeelani
2019 International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research [IJCMR]  
Prevalence of viral infections in high risk pregnancies has not been studied so far in our population. Current research aimed to study the prevalence of viral infections in high risk pregnancies. Material and methods: The Study was prospective for a period of one and a half year. Hundred high risk patients with hundred controls were studied. The viral infections studied included Rubella, Herpes Simplex Type 1 and Type 2, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), HBsAg, HCV, HIV-1 and 2 Results: The mean age of
more » ... The mean age of the women in the study group was 25.2+4 years and in the controls was 25.2+4 years Out of 100 cases studied 29% were positive for CMV, vs 6% control group (p < 0.05), 19% were positive for Rubella IgM, vs 1% in controls. 21% cases were positive for HSV-1/ HSV-2 IgM, vs 7% in controls, 5% were positive for HbsAg, vs nil in controls. 7% were positive for HEV IgM, vs nil in controls. No case of HCV IgM was found in study or control group. One case of HIV IgM was found in study group and none in control group. Conclusion: The seroprevalence of viral infections is significantly higher in high risk pregnancies as compared to controls. CMV infection was the most prevalent viral infection in our studied population.
doi:10.21276/ijcmr.2019.6.4.24 fatcat:yob6cnfagbh6nm7jh4hggwwnwu