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Prevalence of antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis among infertile couples

Kushtagi, Pralhad and Rao, Kuntal and Elizabeth, Abraham and *, PG Shivananda (1991) Prevalence of antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis among infertile couples. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , 41 (5). pp. 671-673.

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Abstract

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection was determined in 110 infertile couples using ELISA technique to detect IgG antibodies. The overall prevalence was 3.92%. infertile women showed higher seropositivity of 5.45% than healthy fertile women, 2.85%. Among infertiles, 8.3% of women married for 10 years or more, 10% of those with secondary infertility, and 14% of tubal factor infertility subgroups were antibody positive and rates of prevalence were higher than in their respective comparable groups. CT antibody detection rate was twice more common in women than in men.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infertility; Chlamydia antibodies; IgG
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 05:11
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2012 05:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3739

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