The Importance of Auto-antibodies in the aborted Females with toxoplasmosis

  • Suha A. AL-Fakhar Dept. of Communicable and Clinical Diseases/ College of Medicine/University of Baghdad.
  • Raad A. AL-Asady Dept. of Microbiology /College of Medicine/University of Kufa
  • Huda A. Rasheed Dept. of Mathematics /College of Science/University of AL-Mustansitryia
Keywords: APS&toxoplasmosis, antiphosphatidyl serine- Abs, anticardiolipin Abs & abortion.


Background: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune`multisystem pathologic condition, characterized by recurrent arterial or venous thrombosis, pregnancy loss and thrombocytopenia. Also, APS were reported in many infectious disease including viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections (e.g.toxoplasmosis). There are however interesting association between the parasite response and specific auto-antibodies (aPL- serine Abs&aCL-Abs).
Objective: To represent the role of autoantibodies in association with toxoplasmosis in the occurrence of the recent abortion.
Patients and Methods: The present study included 76 women: 42women had recent abortion and 34 healthy women with no history of abortion, which constitute the control group, their ages ranged between (15-40) years. ELISA method was used for detection IgM-Abs of T.gondii, aPL-serine Abs and aCL- screen Abs. in the blood samples collected.
Results: It was found that there was a statistical, high significant correlation between antiphosphatidyl-serine Abs and anti-toxoplasma IgM Abs, P-value<0.05. While no statistical significant correlation was found between anti-cardiolipin screen Abs and anti-toxoplasma Abs IgM Abs,P-value >0.05.
Conclusion: Anitphosphatidyl serine –Abs in association with acute phase of toxoplasmosis had important role in recent abortion, more than the role of anticardiolipin Abs.


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AL-Fakhar S, AL-Asady R, Rasheed H. The Importance of Auto-antibodies in the aborted Females with toxoplasmosis. JFacMedBagdad [Internet]. 1Jul.2015 [cited 11May2021];57(2):160-3. Available from: