FREQUENCY OF TOXOPLASMOSIS IN CHILDREN WITH GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE (G6PD) DEFICIENCY

Ghalib Noori, Aida Abdulkareem, Sawsan Issa Habeeb
2007 ˜The œMedical journal of Basrah University  
A prospective study was carried out to evaluate the frequency of toxoplasmosis in children with glucose-6phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency at Basrah General Hospital and Basrah Maternity and Children Hospital for 1 year (from October 2004 -October 2005). One hundred ten children (6 months -60 months) of age were screened for both toxoplasmosis antibodies and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency; fifty (45.5%) children had glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, 48% of them had
more » ... 48% of them had toxoplasmosis. The reminder sixty children (54.5%) had normal glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity; among them fifteen (25%) had toxoplasmosis. From this study it was concluded that acquired toxoplasmosis was significantly higher among children with G6PD deficiency compared to those of normal G6PD activity.
doi:10.33762/mjbu.2007.48265 fatcat:4ztv2zqtfbehxajdvf7tqb6ejy