TITLE

Seroprevalence of Cytomegalovirus Antibodies in Haemodialysis Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Ocak, Sabahattin; Duran, Nizami; Eskiocak, Ali Fuat
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences;2006, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Although symptoms of infection caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) in healthy adults are generally mild, the virus is known to produce severe symptoms most often in immunocompromised patients. Patients with chronic renal failure are prone to CMV infection. CMV, as a nosocomial infection in immunocompromised patients, is a problem for clinicians. Aim: We aimed to investigate the seroprevalence of CMV infection among the haemodialysis (HD) patients in our region. Patients and Methods: Serum samples were taken from 255 patients who received treatment in 3 different HD clinics and a control group of 70 healthy persons. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to investigate anti-CMV IgG and IgM antibodies. Results: Positivity for anti-CMV IgG was found in 254 (99.6%) of the 255 HD patients and 58 (82.9%) of the 70 controls. The difference between the 2 groups was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Positivity for anti-CMV IgM antibody was noted in 1 (0.4%) of the 255 HD patients. Conclusions: The prevalence of CMV infection among HD patients in our region was quite high. Because patients receiving HD treatment can be exposed to CMV infection, we recommend that HD patients who are susceptible to CMV infection should be identified with anti-CMV IgG and IgM specific serological tests.
ACCESSION #
21777447

 

Related Articles

  • Serum Antibody to Porphyromonas gingivalis in Chronic Kidney Disease. Iwasaki, M.; Taylor, G.W.; Manz, M.C.; Kaneko, N.; Imai, S.; Yoshihara, A.; Miyazaki, H. // Journal of Dental Research;Sep2012, Vol. 91 Issue 9, p828 

    Potentially significant associations between periodontal disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been reported in recent studies. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between serum antibody to the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis (P....

  • Detection of Specific Bursal Disease Antibody Titres on ELISA Test. Nicolae, Starciuc // Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary;2009, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p366 

    The article includes the serological investigation about maternal and post vaccination level of specific antibodies titers against bursal diseases virus. With ELISA test was established the level of antibody titers of the chickens which was obtained from vaccinated parents and from chickens...

  • SEROLOGICAL, CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF TOXOCARIASIS IN URBAN AREAS OF SOUTH BRAZIL. Colli, Cristiane M.; Rubinsky-Elefant, Guita; Paludo, Marcia L.; Falavigna, Dina L. M.; Guilherme, Edson V.; Mattia, Salete; Araújo, Silvana M.; Ferreira, Érika C.; Previdelli, Isolde T. S.; Falavigna-Guilherme, Ana L. // Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo;mar2010, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p69 

    Toxocariasis is a worldwide public-health problem that poses major risks to children who may accidentally ingest embryonated eggs of Toxocara. The objectives of this study were to investigate the occurrence of anti-Toxocara spp. antibodies in children and adolescents and the variables that may...

  • Serological Evidence of Human Hantavirus Infections in Guinea, West Africa. Klempa, Boris; Koivogui, Lamine; Sylla, Oumar; Koulemou, Kekoura; Auste, Brita; Krüger, Detlev H.; ter Meulen, Jan // Journal of Infectious Diseases;4/1/2010, Vol. 201 Issue 7, p1031 

    We recently discovered a novel hantavirus, Sangassou virus, in Guinea, West Africa. Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays followed by confirmatory and serotyping assays, we retrospectively detected hantavirus antibodies in 3 (4.4%) of 68 patients with fever of unknown origin in Sangassou...

  • Evaluation of Confounders in Toxoplasmosis Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Assay. Saraei, M.; Shojaee, S.; Esmaeli, A. R.; Jahani- Hashemi, H.; Keshavarz, H. // Iranian Journal of Parasitology;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p55 

    Background: The IFA test is one of the most usual methods for detecting anti-Toxoplasma antibodies, although it has not any unique standardization. It seems that the microscopic judgment of results is an important confounder in IFA test. Therefore, we conducted the present study to clarify the...

  • Total serum IgE quantification by microfluidic ELISA using magnetic beads. Proczek, Gaëlle; Gassner, Anne-Laure; Busnel, Jean-Marc; Girault, Hubert // Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;May2012, Vol. 402 Issue 8, p2645 

    The present work reports on the quantification of total IgE in human serum using a microanalytical device whose fluidics is driven by gravity and capillary forces only. Thanks to the eight parallel microchannels in each microchip, calibration and sample analysis are performed simultaneously. A...

  • Peripheral blood serum from healthy donors contains antibodies against the fragment of transcribed region of ribosomal repeat. N. Veiko; S. Kostyuk; A. Ermakov; E. Kalashnikova; O. Kupavtseva; T. Ryazantseva; A. Speranskii // Bulletin of Experimental Biology & Medicine;Sep2007, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p304 

    Abstract  Enzyme immunoassay showed that blood serum from healthy donors contains specific high-affinity antibodies (apparent association constant ≥5×109 M–1) against a fragment of transcribed region of ribosomal DNA repeat of human serum, which are present in a free form...

  • Development of a sensitive micro-magnetic chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay for the determination of carcinoembryonic antigen. Dungchai, Wijitar; Siangproh, Weena; Jin-Ming Lin; Chailapakul, Orawon; Si Lin; Xitang Ying // Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Mar2007, Vol. 387 Issue 6, p1965 

    A micro-magnetic chemiluminescence (CL) enzyme immunoassay with high sensitivity, selectivity, and reproducibility was developed for the determination of the tumor marker, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in human serum. A sandwich scheme assay has been utilized with fluorescein isothiocyanate...

  • Seroepidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection in Guadeloupe Weill, F.X.; Margeridon, S.; Broutet, N.; Le Hello, S.; Neyret, C.; Mégraud, F. // Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene;Sep2002, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p517 

    854 sera collected from blood donors in Guadeloupe were screened for Helicobacter pylori immunoglobulin G antibodies by a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. The overall prevalence was 55 · 2%; it increased significantly with age from 36 · 1% at 18–19 years to 63 ·...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics