year 1, Issue 2 (Summer 2007)                   Iran J Med Microbiol 2007, 1(2): 35-41 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Microbiology Lab, Emam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences ,
2- Microbiology Lab, Qaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
3- Microbiology Lab, Emam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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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, 6patients with 1/64 and 3 patients with 1/128. Onefemale 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.
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Type of Study: Brief Original Article | Subject: Medical Bacteriology
Received: 2013/11/11 | Accepted: 2013/11/11 | ePublished: 2013/11/11

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