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  • 1
    Language: English
    In: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1 April 1989, Vol.159(4), pp.661-669
    Description: To determine whether concurrent gonorrhea reactivates latent chlamydial infection, we studied 74 recurrent chlamydial infections and the effect of concurrent gonorrhea at the recurrent episode on the chlamydial serovar identified. Serotyping of 74 recurrent pairs of chlamydial isolates from patients attending a sexually transmitted diseases clinic indicated that 47.1% (16 of 34) with gonorrhea at the time of recurrence harbored chlamydiae of the same serovar as at the initial infection, while only 22.5% (9 of 40) without gonorrhea had the same serovar (P = .03). The proportion of recurrences by the same serovar in the group without gonorrhea did not differ from the proportion predicted by a random exposure model (22.2% vs. 18.4%, P = .46), while the proportion in the gonorrhea group did (47.1% vs. 19.8% P 〈 .0001). The possibility of reinfection did not appear more likely in the group with gonorrhea than in the group without. These observations support the hypothesis that concurrent gonorrhea can reactivate latent chlamydial infection.
    Keywords: Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Infections ; Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Infections ; Biological sciences -- Biology -- Microbiology ; Health sciences -- Medical sciences -- Immunology ; Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Diseases ; Health sciences -- Medical sciences -- Immunology ; Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Diseases ; Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Infections ; Social sciences -- Population studies -- Human populations ; Biological sciences -- Biology -- Anatomy
    ISSN: 00221899
    E-ISSN: 15376613
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  • 2
    Language: English
    In: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1 August 1989, Vol.160(2), pp.332-336
    Description: The relationship between acute inflammation and serovar of Chlamydia trachomatis was evaluated in patients with genital chlamydial infection who attended a sexually transmitted diseases clinic. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLS) were enumerated on Gram's stained smears of endourethral contents in men; cervicitis was scored by visual observation of the endocervix in women. Isolates were serotyped with a monoclonal antibody-based radioimmunoassay. The distribution of serovars in 99 women did not differ in the presence or absence of cervicitis or concurrent gonorrhea. An overall difference (P = .037) was observed when serovar distributions in men with lt;3 PMNLs (n = 42), gt;10 PMNLs (n = 41), and gonococcal urethritis (n = 42) were compared. Follow-up pairwise comparisons revealed that men with lt;3 PMNLs had fewer isolates of serovars F and G than did men with gt;10 PMNLs (P 〈.05). No strong overall association was observed between inflammation and serovar.
    Keywords: Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Diseases -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Biological sciences -- Biology -- Anatomy -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Infections -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Biological sciences -- Biology -- Microbiology -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Health sciences -- Medical sciences -- Immunology -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Health sciences -- Medical sciences -- Immunology -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Social sciences -- Population studies -- Human populations -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Infections -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Health sciences -- Medical conditions -- Diseases -- Monoclonal antibodies ; Health sciences -- Medical sciences -- Immunology -- Monoclonal antibodies
    ISSN: 00221899
    E-ISSN: 15376613
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