Chlamydia trachomatis detection in a population of asymptomatic and symptomatic women: Correlation with the presence of serological markers for this infection

Maria Teresa Mascellino, Maria Rosa Ciardi, Alessandra Oliva, Francesco Cecinato, Maria Paola Hassemer, Leonardo Borgese

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Abstract

A study of 371 women (261 asymptomatic and 110 symptomatic subjects with clinical PID) was performed to detect the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis (C.t.) and to correlate the serological markers against this microrganism, such as antibody to chlamydial hsp60 (Ab-Chsp60) and different levels of IgG, IgM and IgA, with epidemiology, pathology, sexual habits, age, diagnostic methods in the groups of women with and without pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). We found a statistically significant difference between the asymptomatic and symptomatic women regarding the presence of C.t. (3.4% versus 20%; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Genital infections
  • Serological markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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