Prevalence of Antichlamydia Antibody Status in Infertile Patients

Document Type : Original Article


1 Vali-e-asr Reproductive Health Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

2 Infertility Department, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

3 Endocrinology and Female Infertility Department, Royan Institute

4 Vali-e-asr Reproductive Health research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Background: The goal of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of antichlamydia antibody in different subgroups of infertile women.
Material and Methods: The study was performed on 300 women admitted to a university-based clinic. The antichlamydia antibody was assayed via ELISA method.
Results: Positive titer was reported in 32.3 percent of the population under study. Statistically significant differences between positive and negative titres were noted in groups with tubal infertility (p; 0.006) patients with history of PID (p: 0.003) and vaginitis (P: 0.001) and patients with tubal pathology reported on hysterosalpingography (P: 0.027).
Conclusion: According to the results of the study, it seems that there is a strong correlation between Chlamydia trachomatis infection and tubal infertility in Iranian infertile patients.