Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection in Subfertile Women in Hong Kong Abstract

Anita Sik Yau KAN, Ernest Hung Yu NG, Pak Chung HO

Objective:
To assess the prevalence of genital chlamydial infection in subfertile women.

Design:
Retrospective study.

Setting:
A local tertiary referral centre.

Subjects ad Methods:
Case notes of 652 patients seen at the subfertility clinic from April 2000 to December 2001were reviewed. Chlamydial screening was performed by EIA (enzyme immunoassay) and cell culture of endocervical swabs.

Results:
Out of 510 women tested, 12 were positive giving a prevalence rate of 2.4%. Age and history of pelvic inflammatory disease were significantly associated with chlamydial infection.

Conclusion:
The prevalence of chlmaydial infection in the local subfertile population is low and comparable to other studies. A screen-and-treat approach would be most appropriate in managing the subfertile women.

Hong Kong J Gynaecol Obstet Midwifery 2002; 3:77-81

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