The level of antibody against Chlamydia trachomatis among patients with genital infections in Mashhad M Naderinasab, J Genaat, T Rashed, K Ghazvini IJMM 2007; 1(2):35-41 ICID: 541555
Article type: Original article
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Background and objectives: Chlamydia trachomatis is a common cause of sexually transmitted disease which can cause severe consequences. Appropriate preventive requires knowledge of epidemiology of infection in different population in order to target interventions in a cost-effective manner. In this study prevalence of C. trachomatis infections were determined according to some parameter in Mashhad.
Materials & Methods: In this study serum from 76 patients with STD were examined by ELISA and IFA for C. trachomatis. Statistical evaluation was done using SPSS program.
Results: ELISA showed that 11 and 3 patients with IgG and IgM against C. trachomatis, respectively. IFA analysis showed that 1 patient had titer of 1/32, 6 patients with 1/64 and 3 patients with 1/128. One female patient showed titer of 1/256.
Conclusion: This study provides strong evidence that Chlamydia prevalence in our region is significantly high which necessitate screening and treatment. It is, therefore, suggested that
detection test for chlamydial genito-urinary infections become a routine part of STD investigations.
Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, Seroepidemiology, STD infection.