Kira Shalepo

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The aims of this study were to compare the performance characteristics and cost-effectiveness of pooling endocervical samples for screening and diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis, and to investigate the prevalence of C. trachomatis infection in women in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. A total of 1500 endocervical samples were tested individually and when pooled(More)
The data on serovar distributions of Chlamydia trachomatis - the most diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide - are important for epidemiologic purposes and transmission studies but are completely lacking in Russia. The aim of the current study is to determine the serogroup and serovar distributions in Russian men and women and compare(More)
In the present study, the performance of the cell culture method, two non-Russian direct immunofluorescence (DIF) assays, and three different in-house polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests used in St. Petersburg, Russia, for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in urogenital specimens was evaluated. A total of 650 patients were examined and it was most(More)
PURPOSE Little is known about the susceptibility of posterior segment tissues, particularly the human retinal pigment epithelium (hRPE), to Chlamydia trachomatis. The purpose of the study was to investigate the possibility of infecting the hRPE with Chlamydia trachomatis, and to examine the infectivity of different Chlamydia trachomatis clinical isolates(More)
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