Detection of chlamydial antigenic material in ovarian, prostatic, ectopic pregnancy and semen samples of culture-negative subjects Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antigens, Bacterial
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Ovary
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic
  • Prostate
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Semen

abstract

  • 1. C. trachomatis antigen and nucleic acid can be frequently demonstrated in asymptomatic, culture-negative men and women with chronic infection. 2. Chlamydia antigens may have an etiologic role in benign prostate hypertrophy and EP. 3. Antigenic material may be sexually transmissible. 4. IP and ISH identify temporarily inactive bacteria that may continue to act as immunostimulants and potentially reactivate as Chlamydia infection.

publication date

  • April 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10836251

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 218

end page

  • 22

volume

  • 43

number

  • 4