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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 652-655
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.078


Detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis Specific IgM Antibodies among Women of Reproductive Age Group Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital of South India
A. Neena*
Department of Microbiology, Azeezia Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Meeyyannoor, Kollam, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have a major impact not only on the reproductive health of women but fetus also. Chlamydia trachomatis infection of the lower genital tract is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases in the world. Hence, the present study was undertaken to assess the presence of C. trachomatis infection among the pregnant women. The study population includes 300 pregnant women of all gestational age with clinical symptoms of genital infections. ELISA test was done to detect seropositive IgM antibodies. Among the 300 samples 42 blood samples were Chlamydia trachomatis IgM-seropositive with a prevalence of 14%. This information provides evidence for the need of implementing active screening of C. trachomatis genital infection in sexually active pregnant women belongs to all socioeconomic groups.


Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, Sexually transmitted diseases, Pregnant women
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Neena, A. 2019. Detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis Specific IgM Antibodies among Women of Reproductive Age Group Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital of South India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 652-655. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.078