Isolation of Toxoplasma gondii Parasite from Placental Tissue of Aborted Women in Nenavah Governerate

Abstract

Many married women in Nenavah Governorate suffer from abortion, which is mostly due to Toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by a parasite Toxoplasma gondii, especially in pregnant women, therefore, the present study aimed to isolate this parasite from (50) placental tissue of aborted women attending Al-Kansa Hospital in Mosul. The results show the presence of parasite in (42) samples after intraperitoneal inoculation in the laboratory mice. The results also show the presence of the tissue cysts in the brain tissue of the (84) inoculated mice within (3-4) weeks of inoculation as a confirmatory method in the diagnosis of this infection.