Cytomegalovirus seropositivity among Iraqi women suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss


Some evidence has shown a relationship between human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection and pregnancy loss. However, whether recurrent or latent CMV infection or altered immune response to HCMV is related to recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is unclear. The recent study evaluated HCMV infection in women with RPL.Materials and Methods: The present case-control study was conducted on 100 women with RPL referred to Al-zahraa Teaching Hospital from April 2017 to July 2017 in Al-Najaf city (Iraq), and 100 women without a history of miscarriage were involved as controls. Patients and controls were undergone to an evaluation of anti-CMV IgG and IgM antibodies via Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) technology at Cobas e-411 analyzers (Roche Diagnostics /Germany). Chi-square test and student's t-test were used to analyze the data.