0bjective:Determination of anti-rubella IgM and IgG seropositivity and susceptibility rates among pregnant women with the history of abortion & women without the history of abortion. Subjects and method: A total of ninety pregnant women (Sixty-four pregnant women who had previous abortion; and twenty-six pregnant women without the history of abortion), there age was ranged between (18-40) year; were enrolled in the present study which was conducted during the period of 15 March to 23September /2013. All obtained sera from all participants were tested using ELISA method for determine of rubella virus antibodies. Data was analyzed, using SPSS software (chi square) and Anova test.
Results: The results revealed that the rubella virus-IgG seropositivity among pregnant women with previous abortion was 37(57.8%).In addition, the results showed that the percentage rate of the rubella virus-IgM seropositivity among pregnant women with previous abortion and without the history of abortion were 17(26.6%) & 1(3.8%) respectively. The study showed that there was no significant correlation between anti-rubella virus antibodies (IgM,IgG( and the age, also in the current study , among the studied groups there was a significant positive correlation between anti-rubella virus antibodies)IgM,IgG(and the number of abortion.
Conclusion: There was no effect of age on the seroprevalence of anti-rubella IgM and IgG in the studied groups.