TOXOPLASMOSIS IN CIALUBIA GOVERNORATE, EGYPT AMONG RANDOM AND SUSPECTED CASES BY INDIRECT FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE (I.F.A.T.)
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The indirect fluorescent antibody technique (I.F.A.T.) was performed to detect Toxoplasma antibodies in sera of 700 cases, 500 randomly selected cases attending to outpatient clinic of Benha Faculty of Medicine and 200 suspected cases from Obstetric, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine and Surgery Department of Benha Faculty of Medicine Hospital. The general positivity rate recorded was 14.57%. In the random group, Toxoplasma antibodies were recorded more in females than in males especially above 40 years old and there were not obvious difference between inhabitants in rural and urban cases.