SEROPREVALENCE OF IGM ANTIBODY TO CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS AMONG ANTENATAL WOMEN PRESENTING WITH GENITAL INFECTION ATTENDING GOVERNMENT MATERNITY HOSPITAL, SV MEDICAL COLLEGE, TIRUPATI
Dr. Sharabu Yamini, Dr. Gandikota Rajaram*, Dr. Narava Sumalatha, Dr. Boddu Maha Lakshmi, Dr. Ediga. V. Lavanya, Dr. Tippireddy Palli Gururaju and Dr. CH. Srinivasarao
Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacterium and is a sexually transmitted bacterial pathogen. It may produce cervicitis, urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease and also adverse pregnancy outcome. Apart from culture methods, detection of IgM antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis antigen among pregnant women may help for the early diagnosis. .Since Chlamydia trachomatis is an important preventable disease early diagnosis and appropriate treatment will help in preventing adverse pregnancy outcome.
Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, Pregnancy, Abortions, ELISA, Premature rupture of membranes(PROM).
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