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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-114

Seroprevalence of erythrovirus B19 IgG among Saudi blood donors in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ayman K Johargy
P.O. Box 10032, Al-Rusifah, Makkah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 23012201

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Objectives: To determine the seroprevalence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) to erythrovirus B19 in Saudi blood donors in Makkah. Saudi Arabia. Subjects and Methods: A total of 578 blood (serum) samples were tested for erythrovirus B19-specific-IgG antibody among Saudi blood donors in Makkah. Saudi Arabia. Results: Erythrovirus B19-specific-IgG antibodies were detected in 441/578 (76.3%) of Saudi blood donors of different age groups. Conclusion: This study indicated that 76.3% of Saudi blood donors in Makkah city, Saudi Arabia, had been exposed to erythrovirus B19. This result is in accordance with previous studies performed in other countries.

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