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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-64

Seropositivity of chlamydia trachomatis among saudi pregnant women in Makkah

Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

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Hani O Ghazi
Associate Professor of Virology, Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, P.O. Box 7091, Makkah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 23012106

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Objective: To determine the seroprevalence rates of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM) to Chlamydia trachomatis in Saudi pregnant women. Subjects and Methods: Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), a total of 1600 serum samples were tested for antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis known to cause a variety of clinical syndromes in women and newborn infants. Results: Chlamydia trachomatis IgG antibodies were detected in 8.7% and IgM antibodies were found in 1.5% of different age groups. Conclusion: Pregnant Saudi women have low prevalence rate of Chlamydia trachomatis IgG antibodies and lower prevalence for Chlamydia trachomatis IgM.

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