Anti-Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies and abortion in women referring to Shariati Hospital of Bandar Abbas

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Abdolreza Sotoodeh Jahromi 1 , * , Omid Safa 1 , Shahram Zare 2

1 Departments of Immunology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Community Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Banda Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Sotoodeh Jahromi A, Safa O, Zare S . Anti-Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies and abortion in women referring to Shariati Hospital of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Med J. 2005 ; 8(4):e90727.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 8 (4); e90727
Published Online: September 17, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 16, 2004
Accepted: September 17, 2004

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Abstract

Introduction: Fetal loss and abortion are responsible for significant emotional
distress for couples desiring children. Regarding the etiologic importance, this
study has been carried out to determine the prevalence of Anti-Chlamydia
trachomatis antibodies in normal women and women with abortion.
Methods: In this descriptive study 120 women with definite diagnosis of abortion
as patients and 150 matched women with at least one successful delivery and
negative history of miscarriage as controls were studied. The sera of the patients
and the controls were tested by ELISA method for to determine Anti-Chlamydia
trachomatis antibodies.
Results: There was a significant difference between prevalence of anti-Chlamydia
trachomatis antibodies in the patients and the controls (p<0.001).
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that Chlamydia trachomatis plays a
significant role in abortion in this area. Further studies are needed to explore the
role in abortion in this area. Further studies are needed to explore the role of
Chlamydia trachomatis in abortion.

Keywords

Chlamydia Trachomatis – Antibodies – Abortion Spontaneous – Bandar Abbas

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