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Detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis Antigen Directly from Endocervicle Specimen

Author(s): Neelam Pandya | Nishidh Pandya | Govind L Ninama | Jivraj R Damor | T B Javdekar

Journal: National Journal of Medical Research
ISSN 2249-4995

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1.000;
Start page: 13;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis | Sexually transmitted Disease | endocervicle specimen | antigen

Genital infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD’s) in world. Therefore it is important to screen high risk population and to diagnose the infection in early stage to prevent it’s serious sequel Aim : To detect Chlamydia trachomatis antigen directly from endocervicle specimen Study design : It is cross sectional study conducted in S.S.G.Hospital ,Vadodara, Gujarat for one year. Method : Endocervicle specimen from cases have been examined for Chlamydia trachomatis antigen by Immunochromatographic Immunoassay Results: Out of 200 high risk female patients, Chlamydia trachomatis antigen was detected in 24 cases ( 12 % ) Conclusion : Study reports that C.trachomatis is a important cause of genital infections in females and Immunoassay is the rapid and accurate test for screening high risk population [National J of Med Res 2011; 1(1.000): 13-15]
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