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Seroprevalence of parvovirus B19 IgG and IgM antibodies among pregnant women in Oyo State, Nigeria
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Human parvovirus B19 causes a wide range of complications in pregnant women including abortion, severe fetal anemia, nonimmune hydrops fetalis, and even intrauterine fetal death. However, there is a dearth of information on the prevalence of the virus among pregnant women in southwestern Nigeria. Methodology: Blood samples were collected from 231 pregnant women and screened for antibodies to human parvovirus B19 IgM and IgG using an enzyme immunosorbent assay kits. Results: Of the 231 women, 31doi:10.3855/jidc.3157 pmid:24334941 fatcat:pwqygge46vdrrowta3etrozk6u