Chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureaplasma infections in infertile couples and effects of these infections on fertility.
Tapısız, Ömer Lütfi
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CitationGünyeli I, Abike F, Dünder I, Aslan C, Tapısız OL, Temizkan O, Payaslı A, Erdemoğlu E. Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma infections in infertile couples and effects of these infections on fertility. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011; 283(2): 379-385. doi: 10.1007/s00404-010-1726-4
Objective: In our study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum infections among infertile couples and effects of these infections on infertility. Materials and methods: Prevalence of Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma antibodies and Chlamydia IgM antibodies and its effect on these agents’ sperm parameters, namely, morphology, density, and motility were investigated among a total of 212 patients including fertile and infertile couples. Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma antigens were evaluated using ELISA in the cervical and urethral samples. Chlamydia IgM antibody was measured using micro-ELISA in blood samples.