International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biochemistry Science | Sudan | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015

Assessment of Level of Cortisol Hormone in Patients with Toxoplasmosis

Hisham Abdelazeem | GadAllah Moddawe | Suhair Abdalrahman Ahmed | AbdElkarim A. Abdrabo

Abstract: Objective to estimate serum level of cortisol in patients with toxoplasmosis. Materials and methods A case control study was conducted in Military Hospital in 150 subjects, during the period from April to June 2015. The studied population consisted of 100 patients already diagnosed as toxoplasmosis patients (58 male and 42 female) as cases and 50 apparently healthy individuals (32 male and 18 female) as controls. After complete fasting, five ml of blood samples were collected and sera separated by centrifugation at 4000 rpm. The cortisol levels were accurately using automated hormonal analyzer. Results We found significantly increasing in serum cortisol levels in toxoplasmosis patients as compared to control (p=0.000). No statistically significant correlation observed between levels of serum cortisol in male cases and female cases (p=0.798). Conclusion toxoplasmosis is associated with higher serum cortisol levels.

Keywords: Toxoplasma infection, cortisol, Military Hospital, Sudan

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,

Pages: 55 - 57

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