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One hundred and one women suffering from "sine causa" recurrent abortion were screened for Chlamydia trachomatis (C.T.) infection by using direct examination, cultural and serological procedures. In this series, C.T. infection did not appear to be related to increased risk of recurrent abortion. The culture-positive and serology-positive rates (14.85% and 34.65%, respectively) did not differ from other unselected populations. Neither time from last abortion nor type of abortion were significantly related to C.T. infection. Nonetheless, the women who underwent examination within one year from last abortion and had a culture-positive partner as well, were more likely to present with a C.T.-positive culture.


Journal article


Bollettino dell'Istituto sieroterapico milanese

Publication Date





467 - 470


Institute of infectious diseases, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia.


Cervix Uteri, Endometrium, Urethra, Humans, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydia Infections, Abortion, Habitual, DNA Probes, Antibodies, Bacterial, Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Staining and Labeling, Prevalence, Pregnancy, Adult, Sexual Partners, Female, Male