Seroprevalence of anti-Chlamydia trachomatis IgG in outpatients attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic in Italy

E. Paroli, E. Franco, A. Mele, F. Caprilli, G. Gentili, M. A. Stazi, R. Corona, F. Felici, G. Prignano, G. Palamara, P. Pasquini, A. Pana

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Abstract

Prevalence of anti-Chlamydia trachomatis specific IgG antibodies was evaluated in a sexually transmitted disease outpatient population composed of 741 heterosexuals, 470 males and 271 females, and of 147 homosexual-bisexual men. The prevalence rates were 60.0% in heterosexual males, 50.6% in females and 73.5% in homosexuals-bisexuals. A positive association between age and antibody prevalence was found in males. Among heterosexuals there is an increasing trend of seropositivity with number of partners during the previous year. A significant association between anti-chlamydial and anti-herpes simplex, type 2, antibodies has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1990

Keywords

  • C. trachomatis
  • Epidemiology
  • Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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