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 0021-9746Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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:||21 Oct 2014 09:53|
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