Volume 8, Number 4 (Winter 2005)                   hmj 2005, 8(4): 185-188 | Back to browse issues page


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Sotoodeh Jahromi A, Safa O, Zare S. Anti-Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies and abortion in women referring to. hmj. 2005; 8 (4) :185-188
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-308-en.html

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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.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/24

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