Prevalence of chlamydial antibody in Malaysians.

Ngeow, Y F; Rachagan, S P; Ramachandran, S (1990) Prevalence of chlamydial antibody in Malaysians. Journal of clinical pathology, 43 (5). pp. 400-2. ISSN 0021-9746

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Abstract

A single antigen indirect immunofluorescence test was used to screen for chlamydial antibody among Malaysian infants, children, sexually active adults and prostitutes. Of 794 serum samples tested, 361 (45.5%) were positive. Seropositivity increased with age and sexual activity and ranged from 10 to 16% among children under 10 years old to 94.4% among prostitutes. Pregnant women and female adolescents showed a higher antibody prevalence than nonpregnant and older women. Six (13%) infants under 6 months of age were positive for chlamydial IgM.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Ngeow, Y F
  2. Rachagan, S P
  3. Ramachandran, S
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of clinical pathology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chlamydia Infections/epidemiology; Fluorescent Antibody Technique; Malaysia/epidemiology
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 12:45
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2011 12:45
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/272

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