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Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2008 Sep 15;1(1):41-43.


Clinical Science


Presence of Chlamydia Trachomatis in the Womenís Urethra During a Concomitant Generic Infection of Cervix Uteri


Dragan Tanturovski1, Tatjana Grdanoska2, Milena Petrovska2, Marjan Stojovski1, Mile Tanturovski1

1Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical Faculty - Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; 2Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology, Medical Faculty - Skopje, Republic of Macedonia


The objective of our research was to determine the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis in the womenís urethra in patients with an infection of cervix but without symptoms for a urinary infection. The study included 74 patients, 46 (62%) of which had subjective symptoms and 28 patients (38%) that didnít have subjective symptoms for a genital infection. Urethral and cervical swabs were taken from all the patients included in the study. Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from 18 patients (24.3%). Of these 18 patients, 10 patients had symptoms for a genital infection and 8 patients didnít have symptoms for a genital infection. Chlamydia trachomatis was detected both in cervix uteri and the urethra in 16 patients, only in cervix uteri in one patient and only in the urethra in one patient. The obtained data shows that there is no significant difference in the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis in the groups of patients with and without symptoms for a genital infection, as well as a high degree of correlation between the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis in the urethra and cervix uteri, which in turn allows the introduction of the method of taking a urethral swab to detect Chlamydia trachomatis as a screening method.


Key words: Genital infection; Chlamydia trachomatis; urethra; screening method.


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