Prevalence of chlamydial antibody in Malaysians.

Ngeow, Y.F. and Rachagan, S.P. and Ramachandran, S. (1990) Prevalence of chlamydial antibody in Malaysians. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 43 (5). pp. 400-2. ISSN 0021-9746, DOI 2196283.

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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
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 04:45
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 07:37

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