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Infection

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 318–320 | Cite as

Isolation ofChlamydia trachomatis from the lower digestive tract

  • B. Zöllner
  • H. -H. Feucht
  • R. Laufs
  • H. -J. Stellbrink
  • H. Koch
  • L. Iske
  • G. Oehler
Originalia

Summary

Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from ten of 188 biopsies (5.3%) obtained from different parts of the lower digestive tract. Patients (mean age 37.0 years) presented with ulcerative proctitis, Crohn's disease, mild colitis or ulcerative colitis. Seven rectal biopsies, two biopsies from the sigmoid flexure and one caecal biopsy were positive for chlamydial isolation whereas all biopsies taken from the colon ascendens, transversum or descendens and from the terminal ileum were negative. We conclude that isolation ofC. trachomatis is most effective from rectal and sigmoidal biopsies and is a rare event from other sites of the lower digestive tract.

Keywords

Infectious Disease General Practice Ulcerative Colitis Family Medicine Rare Event 
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Isolierung von Chlamydia trachomatis aus dem unteren Verdauungstrakt

Zusammenfassung

Chlamydia trachomatis wurde aus zehn von 188 Biopsaten (5,3%) isoliert, die aus verschiedenen Regionen des unteren Verdauungstraktes entnommen wurden. Die Diagnosen der Patienten (Durchschnittsalter 37,0 Jahre) waren: ulzerative Proktitis, Morbus Crohn, milde Colitis oder Colitis ulcerosa. Die Chlamydien-Isolierung war positiv bei sieben rektalen Biopsaten, zwei Biopsaten aus dem Sigma und einem Biopsat aus dem Zoekum, während alle Biopsate aus dem Colon ascendens, transversum oder descendens und dem terminalen Ileum negativ waren. Wir schließen daraus, daß die Isolierung vonC. trachomatis am effektivsten aus Rektum und Sigma ist und ein seltenes Ereignis aus anderen Regionen des unteren Verdauungstraktes darstellt.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Zöllner
    • 1
  • H. -H. Feucht
    • 1
  • R. Laufs
    • 1
  • H. -J. Stellbrink
    • 2
  • H. Koch
    • 3
  • L. Iske
    • 3
  • G. Oehler
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und ImmunologieGermany
  2. 2.1. Med. KlinikUniversitätskrankenhaus EppendorfHamburg
  3. 3.REHA-Klinik FöhrenkampMöllnGermany

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