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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


Detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis infection among symptomatic women of reproductive age group attending the gynaecology OPD in a tertiary care centre and risk factors associated with the infection


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Author Details : Meena Dias, Rakhshitha Puroshotam Eashwernath

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 224-228


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Abstract

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection worldwide, affecting women more than men. Majority being asymptomatic, this infection goes unnoticed and will have a major impact on the reproductive health of women resulting in morbidity. It also increases the risk of HIV.
Objective:To detect the Chlamydial infection in symptomatic women of reproductive age group and to identify the possible risk factors.
Materials and Methods: An endocervical swabs were collected from 100 symptomatic patients of reproductive age group and subjected to direct fluorescent antibody test (DFA).
Results: The C.trachomatis infection was 20%, with a higher positivity in the age group of 26- 30 years. The most presenting complaint was vaginal discharge. A significant past history of PID, coppet T insertion, IUD/still birth was noted. A 20% coinfection with candiadiasis was also observed.
Conclusion: As the occurence of Chlamydia trachomatis was substantially high in our study, effective strategies to implement screening programmes should be initiated as a routine diagnostic test for all women of reproductive age group, thereby preventing severe sequelae by providing timely management.

Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, Percentage, occurrence, Direct fluorescent antibody test, Risk factors

Doi : 10.18231/2394-5478.2018.0047

How to cite : Dias M, Eashwernath R P, Detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis infection among symptomatic women of reproductive age group attending the gynaecology OPD in a tertiary care centre and risk factors associated with the infection. Indian J Microbiol Res 2018;5(2):224-228

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