Tubal damage in infertile women: prediction using chlamydia serology.

@article{Akande2003TubalDI,
  title={Tubal damage in infertile women: prediction using chlamydia serology.},
  author={Valentine A. Akande and Linda P. Hunt and David J Cahill and E. Owen Caul and William Christopher Liberty Ford and Julian M. Jenkins},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={
          1841-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The study explores the relationship between serum chlamydia antibody titres (CATs) and detection of tubal damage in infertile women. METHODS The tubal status and pelvic findings in 1006 women undergoing laparoscopy for infertility were related to CAT, which was measured using the whole-cell inclusion immunofluorescence test. RESULTS A negative correlation between CAT and age was noted. A linear trend between serum CAT and the likelihood of tubal damage, including severe damage… CONTINUE READING

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