Prevalence Of, Risk Factors For, And Oxidative Stress Associated With Toxoplasma Gondii Antibodies Among Egyptian Asymptomatic Blood Donors | 3178
ISSN: 2161-0711

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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Prevalence of, risk factors for, and oxidative stress associated with Toxoplasma gondii antibodies among Egyptian asymptomatic blood donors

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Nashwa Khayrat Abousamra

ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Community Med Health Edu

DOI: 10.4172/2161-0711.S1.002

A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the seroprevalence of and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in 260 blood donors seen at blood banks in Mansoura University Hospital, Egypt. Blood donors were interviewed about sociodemographic characteristics and risk factors for T. gondii infection. A blood sample was taken to document their T. gondii antibody status using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Overall, 155 (59.6%) of 260 blood donors were positive for anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed a significant association between T. gondii seropositivity and eating meat by-products (luncheon/shawerma) (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 80.82 [95% CI 18.62-350.81], P < 0.0001) or being non-educated (adjusted OR 32.25 [95% CI 7.46-139.44], P < 0.0001). These findings highlight that T. gondii is prevalent among blood donors in Egypt.

Dr. Nashwa Khayrat Abousamra is the Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pathology and General Medicine, faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.

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