The use of gonococcal serovars in studying the epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhaeae is well established.
Most studies assume that the isolated serovar remains stable in viva indefinitely.
This study was designed to observe the correlation between serovars isolated in patients naming each other as sexual contacts.
The overall rate of discordant transmission episodes was 12% (26/220).
There were however significantly more discordant transmission episodes for partners of patients infected with IB serovars than IA serovars: 19% (23/124) versus 3% (3/96)-p<0.01.
The overall prevalence of serogroup IB isolates although significantly higher at 53% (p<0.01) was thought insufficient to account for the correlation between discordant pairs and serogroup IB infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gonococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Sérotypie, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseriaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Anticorps monoclonal, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Comportement sexuel, Partenaire sexuel, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Sérovar
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gonorrhea, Bacteriosis, Infection, Serotyping, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseriaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Monoclonal antibody, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Sexual behavior, Sex partner, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
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