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  1. Epidemiologic and microbiologic correlates of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in sexual partnerships.

    Article - En anglais


    - To determine the frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection within sexual partnerships using highly sensitive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and to identify the variables that might modify transmission.


    - Cross-sectional study of sexual partnerships comparing in vitro culture and PCR amplification for C trachomatis.


    - Two outpatient sexually transmitted disease clinics.


    - Four hundred ninety-four people in sexual partnerships attending sexually transmitted disease clinics.

    Main Outcome Measure

    - Genital infection with C trachomatis.


    - DNA sequencing was performed to examine specific genotypes within and between partnerships.

    Cross-sectional analysis was performed to determine characteristics associated with concordance or discordance of infection with partnerships.


    - Cultures were positive for C trachomatis in 8.5% of males and 12.9% of females (P=03).

    Using PCR, more infections were identified both in males (14.2%) and in females (15.8%), and the difference in infection rates analyzed by sex was no longer significant.

    In 20.4% of 494 couples, at least 1 partner had PCR results positive for C trachomatis, with a concordant infection rate of 10.7%, significantly higher than the 5.5% concordant infection rate demonstrable by culture (P<. 01).

    Male-female and female-male transmission frequencies were equal (68%). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bactérie, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Réaction chaîne polymérase, Epidémiologie, Fréquence, Diagnostic, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil génital pathologie, Exploration microbiologique, Biologie moléculaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bacteria, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Polymerase chain reaction, Epidemiology, Frequency, Diagnosis, Human, United States, North America, America, Genital diseases, Microbiological investigation, Molecular biology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0073181

    Code Inist : 002B05B02H. Création : 21/05/1997.