The long term follow-up of asymptomatic women with Chlamydia trachomatis

A community oriented intervention program was initiated in 1985 in 12 rural communities in southern Israel to identify and treat women of reproductive age with markers of Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

W. Chaim

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • A community oriented intervention program was initiated in 1985 in 12 rural communities in southern Israel to identify and treat women of reproductive age with markers of Chlamydia trachomatis infection.
  • Among 860 women tested, 21 had CT IgG antibody titers ≥128, or CT IgA antibody titers ≥16, and 9 of these women had positive cultures for CT.
  • The 21 women, as well as their male partners, received specific anti-CT treatment, and were followed up for 5 years to assess obstetric complications, and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
  • In 9 women positive cultures became negative.
  • In 13 out of the 17 cases with sequential follow-up a four fold decrease in IgG specific antibody titers was observed.
  • In all but two of the cases, IgA specific antibody titers remained ≥16.

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