oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis antigens in genital specimens from patients attending Mbare STD polyclinic in Harare

Volume 33, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A total of 272 patients attending Mbare Sexually Transmitted Disease Polyclinic were examined for the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis, by the enzyme-linked immunoassay test (Chlamydiazyme, Abbot Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois). Chlamydia trachomatis antigen was detected in 35 out of 272 (12,9%). However, the prevalence of chlamydial infection in females' and males was 24 out of 148 (16,2%) and 11 out of 124 (8,9%), respectively. The 31-35 years age- group had the highest prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis antigen, 100 out of 40 (25%). All those found to be positive were treated with tetracycline, at a dose of 500 mg four times a day for seven days.

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