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Title: Seroprevalence of varicella-zoster virus in the prevaccine era: A population-based study in Izmir, Turkey
Authors: Kose, Sukran
Mandiracioglu, Aliye
Senger, Suheyla Serin
Ulu, Yildiz
Cavdar, Gulsun
Gol, Basak
Gurbuz, Ilhan
Sariavci, Senol
Nohutcu, Nese
Keywords: IgG-specific test
Varicella zoster infection
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science London
Abstract: Purpose: To determine the population-based seroprevalence of varicella zoster virus (VZV) and related risk factors in Izmir. Materials and methods: A population-based household survey was conducted. A representative sample of the population older than 15 years of age was selected using multistage random sampling. A total of 2136 healthy persons participated in this cross-sectional study. The participants completed a questionnaire designed to collect data related to socio-demographic characteristics and risk factors. Blood samples were collected, and VZV-specific IgG was measured using an ELISA. Results: In total, 94.3% of individuals were seropositive for VZV. The difference between VZV seroprevalence in urban and rural populations was significant (OR: 2.6 (95% CI, 1.7-3.8)). No statistically significant differences in seropositivity were observed with respect to other sociodemographic characteristics. Conclusion: A large proportion of the participants were found to be immune to VZV. (C) 2012 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Description: WOS: 000209389900007
PubMed ID: 23537824
ISSN: 1876-0341
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