Prevalence of chlamydial antibody in pregnancy : a matched-pair study.
In this matched-pair study 139 pregnant women were matched on the basis of age to an equal number of non-pregnant women with no signs of genital infection.
The mean age was 28.7 years (range 20-41).
The cut-offs used for detection of chlamydial antibody were 1 : 64 and 1 : 128 for IgG and 1 : 16 for IgA.
IgG antibody at 64 was detected in 37.4% of pregnant women, compared to 46% of controls (p=0.145).
There was, however, a statistically significant difference between the groups for IgG at 128 (gravidae=15.8% ; controls=28% ; p=0.014).
IgA were detected in 8.6% and 16.5% of subjects, respectively (p=0.047).
Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydiose, Bactériose, Infection, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bactérie, Gestation, Epidémiologie, Sérologie, Prévalence, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydiosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bacteria, Pregnancy, Epidemiology, Serology, Prevalence, Female genital diseases
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Cote : 94-0588406
Code Inist : 002B05B02H. Création : 09/06/1995.