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Online Journal of Veterinary Research


Volume 23 (2):140-142, 2019.

Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in infertile males detected by ELISA.


Ghaidaa Abbas Jasim1, May Naji Al-Khanaq2, Shaimaa Hamoud Karkoush2.


1Department of Biology, College of Veterinary Medicine , Alqadysia University. 2Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Wasit, Iraq.




Shaimaa HK, Al-Khanaq MN, Karkoush SH., Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in infertile males detected by ELISA, Onl J Vet Res., (2):140-142, 2019. Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that infects nucleated cells. The parasite not only causes severe pathogenesis, but also actively manipulates host responses to benefit its proliferation and dissemination. Forty six infertile males recurring to the Infertility Center, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University, Iraq were examined serologically by enzyme linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA) to determine presence of T. gondii. Infertility was confirmed by direct examination of semen motility, abnormalities, count and vitality. Blood samples were collected for ELISA test. We found 16 (~35%) subjects with Toxoplasma antibodies.


Key words: Prevalence, Toxoplasma, ELISA, infertile, males.