Detection of genital chlamydial and gonococcal infection using urinesamples: A community-based study from India

Krishnana, Anjana and Sasidharanpillai, Sabeena and Bhat, Parvati V and Kamath, Veena and Hindol, Maity and Zadeh, Vahid Rajabali and Arunkumar, G (2017) Detection of genital chlamydial and gonococcal infection using urinesamples: A community-based study from India. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 11 (1). pp. 75-79.

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Abstract

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have a major impact on the reproductive health of women. Amongthe different etiological agents of STIs, Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are the mainbacterial pathogens that cause sexually transmitted infections in women. The aim of the study was toestimate the prevalence of genital chlamydial and gonococcal infection among women in the age group of18–65 years from a community-based setting. A community-based cross-sectional study was performedusing the archived urine samples (n = 811) of women in the age group of 18–65 years for C. trachomatisand N. gonorrhoeae using a multiplex conventional Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Out of 811 samplestested in the present study, 2 (0.24%) were tested positive for C. trachomatis and none were positive forN. gonorrhoeae. The study demonstrates the very low prevalence of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeaeinfection in a rural community. For large population-based screening, urine samples were observed tobe more socially acceptable and cost-effective

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Detection; Chlamydia trachomatis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Community; Urine samplea
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Departments at MU > Manipal Centre for Virus Research
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 06:15
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 06:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147794

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