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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 242--245

Chalmydia trachomatis infection among asymptomatic males in an infertility clinic

Institute for Research in Reproduction (ICMR), J.M. Street, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

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J Mania - Pramanik
Institute for Research in Reproduction (ICMR), J.M. Street, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
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Chlamydia trachomatis can lead to a variety of complications including tubal infertility. Similarly asymptomatic infection in male partner can also hinder conception. The prevalence of this infection among the infertile female in the Institute's Infertility Clinic was observed to be 34%. Hence the present study was undertaken to find out these infection among the asymptomatic male partners of these infected women. Fifteen asymptomatic males who were not treated with any antibiotics in recent past were enrolled. First voided urine, semen and blood were collected from each individual for diagnosis of this infection. Chlamydia antigen was detected in 33.3% while Chlamydia antibody was detected in seven (46.7%) of these cases. Of these seven, three cases were positive for antigen. This preliminary observation suggests that amongst the infertile couple a sizable percentage (60%) of asymptomatic male partners remain infected with Chlamydia trachomatis.

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