Seroepidemiology of herpes simplex virus type one in pregnant women referring to health care centers of Kermanshah (2004)

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Daryosh Pourmand 1 , * , Alireza Janbakhsh 2

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1 Dept. of Laboratory Sciences, School of Pramedicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Infection diseases, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Pourmand D, Janbakhsh A. Seroepidemiology of herpes simplex virus type one in pregnant women referring to health care centers of Kermanshah (2004), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2010 ; 14(1):e79548.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 14 (1); e79548
Published Online: June 19, 2010
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: August 04, 2009
Accepted: December 01, 2009

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Abstract

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a worldwide contagious infection disease.  It usually transmitted during childhood via nonsexual contacts. One of the important causes of genital herpes in developed countries is HSVI. Having knowledge about distribution and prevalence of this infection in pregnant women may help to choose an appropriate treatment and prevention methods. 65 pregnant women who have been referred to Kermanshah primary health care centers were selected and examined regarding to presence of IgG antibodies against HSVI.  Prevalence of HSVI in our study was 55.4% of referred subjects. Compare to western countries HSVI prevalence is lower in Kermanshah.   

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Herpes Simplex Virus Seroepidemiolog and Pregnancy

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