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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 275--278

Serological study for sexually transmitted diseases in patients attending STD clinics in Calcutta

Institute of Serology, Government of India, Calcutta, School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta, India

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Gopi Thawani
Institute of Serology, Goverment of India, 3Kyd Street, Calcutta 700 016.
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PMID: 17656967

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Total 457 patients attending different STD clinics of Calcutta were studied for serological tests for STD. TPHA positivity was maximum (18.60%), followed by chlamydia infection (15.97%),VDRL reactivity (8.98%),HIV infection (6.35%), and HBs Ag (3.72%).Total 37.20% samples were positive for one or more infection. Out of these, one, two, three and fourtests positivity was seen in 65.29%,25.88%, 8.24% and 0.59% respectively. The age group which had maximum infection (20.13%) was 15-30 years.

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