Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
versión impresa ISSN 0034-7434
RUIZ, Ariel Iván et al. A pilot study regarding the prevalence of infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis as detected by PCR in women undergoing premature labor in the Instituto Materno Infantil in Bogotá, Colombia. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2005, vol.56, n.3, pp. 225-230. ISSN 0034-7434.
Objective: to determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in women with preterm delivery. Methods: cross-sectional study carried out from February to June 2004, fifty urine samples of women who assisted to the Instituto Materno Infantil of Bogotá, between the 25th and 36th weeks of gestation, were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Results: two positive samples for C. trachomatis were found, representing a prevalence of 4% in premature delivery and 4,5% in preterm premature rupture of membranes. Conclusion: C. trachomatis should be investigated in patients with premature delivery or preterm premature rupture of membranes, particularly in high-risk patients without a clinically evident cause.
Palabras llave : Chlamydia trachomatis; premature birth; fetal membranes; premature rupture; polymerase chain reaction (PCR); prevalence; Colombia.