The current study deals with Toxoplasmosis and the relation of the parasite causing it (Toxoplasma gondii), its impact on the levels of trace elements in the serum and placentae of some pregnant women infected with compared to non-infected who are considered a control group. Several trace elements, which included the Selenium (Se), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Ferrous (Fe), Magnesium (Mg) and Manganese (Mn) were measured, the study was conducted on a sample of (450) women, 225 of them were not infected with Toxoplasmosis and 225 were infected, 24 placenta of non-infected women and 18 of infected women. Results showed that there was a significant increase in the levels of Se, Cu, Zn and Mg in the pregnant women serum who are infected with Toxoplasmosis, while there was an insignificant decrease in the level of Fe throughout the period of pregnancy for the in the serum of the infected pregnant women. The correlation between the infection and the period of pregnancy showed a significant increase in the levels of Se and Zn during the (3-6 months) period of pregnancy, a significant increase in the levels of Cu and Mg and insignificant increase in Mn level during the (6-9 months) period of pregnancy and on the other hand the level of Fe decreased. Moreover, results showed a significant increase in Se, Fe and Mg levels during the (6-9 months) period of pregnancy and insignificant increase in Cu level during the (6-9 months) period of pregnancy. The levels of Zn and Mn decreased during the pregnancy period in the placentas of the infected women.
|Publication Date||December 31, 2021|
|Published in Issue||Year 2021, Volume 16, Issue|