Molecular identification of endocervical Chlamydia trachomatis infection among gestations at risk for preterm birth in Ecuador

Abstract

To identify Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) endocervical infection among gestations at risk for preterm birth by means of DNA amplification. One hundred fifty eight (n = 158) gestations of Guayaquil (63.3%) and Quito (36.7%) Ecuador, at risk for preterm birth: threatened preterm labor (TPL, 60.8%) and preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM, 39.2%) were recruited. CT infection was presented in 8.2% of cases (TPL: 10.4% and PPROM: 4.8%). No significant difference was observed in this frequency in regard to city or diagnosis. Although the causative role of CT infection for these antenatal complications cannot be completely ruled out, its presence may justify an antenatal routine screening program in order to provide appropriate therapy.

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-008-0647-y

1 Figure or Table

Statistics

010002000201220132014201520162017
Citations per Year

694 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 694 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Medina2008MolecularIO, title={Molecular identification of endocervical Chlamydia trachomatis infection among gestations at risk for preterm birth in Ecuador}, author={Marcela Medina and Walter Moya and Luis Amador Hidalgo and Andr{\'e}s Calle and Enrique Teran and Peter A. Chedraui}, journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics}, year={2008}, volume={279}, pages={9-10} }