Immunity status against rubella in 15-30 years old women during

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Babak Izadi 1 , Poopak Izadi 1 , * , Mohammad E. Yarmohammadi 2

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Assistant Professor of Pathology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of ENT, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (1); e94095
Published Online: January 26, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: May 19, 2010
Accepted: June 17, 2010

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Abstract

Background: Rubella is an acute viral infection.  There are disastrous malformations in fetus (congenital rubella syndrome (when pregnant women expose to the virus, especially in the first trimester. Affected or vaccinated people have permanent immunity. Measurement of IgM and IgG serum titer against rubella is the most reliable indicator of immunity status and is helful for finding of nonimmune people.

 

 

Materials and Method: In this study we selected 427 women (age range: 15-30) who were referred to our center for anti-rubella IgG, IgM measurement during 1386 and 138. Rubella antibodies were measured by Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) test.

 

 

Results: Immunity of women against rubella in Kermanshah was 83.66% which was lower than the mean rate reported in Iran.

 

 

Conclusion: We recommend vaccination of susceptible women before marriage.

Keywords

Immunity rubella vaccination

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