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Title: Prevalence of genital chlamydia in Iranian males with urethritis attending clinics in Mashhad
Authors: Ghanaat, J.
Afshari, J.T.
Ghazvini, K.
Malvandi, M.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: Chlamydia trachomatis is a common cause of sexually transmitted disease which can cause severe consequences. Effective prevention requires knowledge of prevalence of infection in order to target interventions in a cost-effective manner. To determine the prevalence of chlamydial infection in Mashhad, northeastern Islamic Republic of Iran, this study was performed among male patients with urethritis. Urethral discharge was collected from 150 patients. Cell culture was established for diagnosis of Chlamydia in genital specimens. Cell culture showed that 9.3% of patients in this study were infected with Chlamydia. This study provides strong evidence that prevalence of Chlamydia in our region is quite high, which necessitates screening and treatment for the infection
Description: 1333-1337
Keywords: Genitalia, Male
Genitalia, Male
Prevalence
Chlamydia trachomatis
Urethritis
Chlamydia Infections
Early Diagnosis
Age Distribution
Chlamydia Infections
Subject: Chlamydia Infections
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117562
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1406/14_6_2008_1333_1337.pdf
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