Korean J Obstet Gynecol Search


Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005;48(3):732-740.
Published online March 1, 2005.
A Study on Seroprevalence of Rubella Specific Antibody in Korean College Women.
Hye Jin Cho, Hyuk Jung, Chul Gab Lee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. hjung@mail.chosun.ac.kr
2Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
Rubella viral infection in pregnant women is frequently transmitted to the fetus, resulting in the fetal damage. The incidence of rubella infection has decreased due to a nation-wide rubella vaccination program, but, vulnerability to rubella infection has been detected in 10-20% by serology test. The purpose of this study is to assess the rubella specific immune status of a group of reproductive ages. METHODS: The seroprevalence of rubella was determined in the study group that consists of 430 university girl students (ages 19-23 years). Rubella specific IgG antibody titer of the girl's sera was checked by enzyme immunoassay. And we questioned about the knowledge of rubella infection and wanted age for marriage. RESULTS: According to our study, the seropositivity rate of the women was 73.0% for rubella. And mean IgG antibody titer was 67.09 +/- 57.75 IU/mL. There was no significant difference between immunized groups during highschool students and others. Nine girls had natural immunity from rubella infection and they all had positive IgG antibody titers. And there were no statistical differences of IgG positive rate according to age. CONCLUSION: With such a high susceptible density of reproductive women, vaccination against rubella should be enforced more actively in order to prevent possible outbreaks of the congenital rubella syndrome, especially in reproductive women. And education about rubella infection, immunity and pregnancy outcome after rubella infection should be enforced.
Key Words: Vaccination, Congenital rubella syndrome

Article category

Browse all articles >


Browse all articles >

Editorial Office
4th Floor, 36 Gangnam-daero 132-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06044, Korea.
Tel: +82-2-2266-7238    Fax: +82-2-3445-2440    E-mail: journal@ogscience.org                

Copyright © 2024 by Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next