Weber Medicine & Clinical Case Reports


March 2015, Vol. 1 (4), ISSN:2449-1624

© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

Detection of IgA Antibody Against Toxoplasma gondii in Newborns in Two Hospitals in Malaysia

Tong Soon Cheah 1, Syed Rahim Syed Hamid 1, Muhammad Hadhrami Mohd. Hussain 1 & Maizun Ishak 2

1 Department of Paediatrics,
Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak,
Ipoh, Malaysia.

2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak,
Ipoh, Malaysia.

 

Accepted 1st August, 2015; Available Online 5th August, 2015.


Abstract:

IgA and IgM antibodies were determined using commercial test kits from cord blood of 550 newborns in two medical centres in Ipoh, Malaysia. One sample was positive for IgA antibody while all were negative for IgM antibody. The single positive IgA was positive for IgG antibody (1:640). The implications of these results are discussed in the light of current guidelines in the prevention and management of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.

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