Polymerase chain reaction chlamydia trachomatis examination in nonspecific genital infection patients

  • Dian Pertiwi Habibie | dheyhabibie@gmail.com Department of Dermatology-Venereology, Dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital / School of Medicine, University Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • Dwi Murtiastutik Department of Dermatology-Venereology, Dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital / School of Medicine, University Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • R. Rahmadewi Department of Dermatology-Venereology, Dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital / School of Medicine, University Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Abstract

Introduction: Nonspecific genital infection (NSGI) is an inflammation of urethra, rectum, or cervix that caused by nonspecific bacteria. Chlamydia trachomatis is known as the most causal organism of NSGI, usually mild (mucopurulent discharge) or asymptomatic, and if untreated it can cause serious complication such as pelvic inflammatory disease that leads to infertility in women. The diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis needs an advanced method, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR has high sensitivity and specificity, and endocervical swab is specimen of choice that also has high sensitivity and specificity to diagnose Chlamydia trachomatis. Method: This research aims to evaluate if Chlamydia trachomatis is the most causal organism of NSGI by PCR Chlamydia trachomatis using 201bp primers. Results: Eighteen NSGI married patients who came to outpatient clinic were evaluated from endocervical swab. The result demonstrated that 16,67% from eighteen NSGI patient positive Chlamydia trachomatis. Conclusion: The low incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis in low risk population such in this study need further study, the cause of NSGI needs to be known certainly so the exact treatment can be given.

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Published
2019-03-29
Keywords:
Nonspecific genital infection, Chlamydia trachomatis, Polymerase chain reaction
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Habibie, D. P., Murtiastutik, D., & Rahmadewi, R. (2019). Polymerase chain reaction chlamydia trachomatis examination in nonspecific genital infection patients. Dermatology Reports, 11(s1). https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2019.8055