Toxoplasma Serology Status and Risk of Miscarriage, A
Case-Control Study among Women with A History of
Materials and Methods
This research is a case-control study on 240 serum samples from women experiencing spon-
taneous abortion for the first time as the case group, and 240 serum samples from women who had a normal delivery
with no history of abortion as the control group. The level of anti-
Maternal acute toxoplasmosis during pregnancy is raised as one of the factors that increase the chance of spontaneous abortion. The necessary health training, especially on the parasite transmission ways to women before marriage, as well as the serological test in women before and during pregnancy is recommended. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and IgG avidity assays should be performed in the medical diagnostic laboratories for accurate distin- guishing of the initial infection of toxoplasmosis in the pregnant women.