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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 8, 2002, pp. 1073-1077
Bioline Code: oc02236
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 8, 2002, pp. 1073-1077

 en Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis check for this species in other resources in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected Women in Cuba
Vivian Kouri; Judith Cartaya; María E Rodríguez; Mayra Muné; Yudira Soto; Sonia Resik; Jose Bravo & Alina Llop

Abstract

To determine the prevalence rates and serovar distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis check for this species in other resources cervical infections in Cuban women, two different groups were selected. Group I consisted of 60 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) seropositive women from different regions of Cuba and group II of 60 randomly selected women HIV seronegative and apparently healthy. C. trachomatis was detected in cervical scrapes by mean of nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) specific for major out membrane protein. The overall prevalence rate of C. trachomatis in cervical scrapes determined by nested PCR was 10% in group I and the estimated prevalence was 6.6% for group II; 83.3% of HIV seropositive women with C. trachomatis infection reported history of pelvic inflammatory disease followed by cervicitis (50%). The control group C. trachomatis-infected women referred a history of cervicitis in 75% of cases. Other reports in the latter group included infertility and pelvic inflamatory disease in 50%. The present study is the first report of C. trachomatis prevalence in Cuba. It showed that there was not significantly difference in the prevalence rate of C. trachomatis between both groups.

Keywords
Chlamydia trachomatis check for this species in other resources - prevalence - human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - Cuba

 
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