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Detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis by PCR

  • M. C. Petit
  • M. H. Francois
  • S. Berriche
  • A. Burckel
  • G. Lucotte


Chlamydia trachomatis, an obligate intracellular parasite, is a common agent of sexually transmitted diseases, and the causative agent of several human clinical conditions including urethritis, cervititis, salpingitis, female infertility, lymphogranuloma venereum and trachoma. The diagnosis of C. trachomatis as a pathogen is currently difficult and expensive, because laboratory diagnosis is achieved by isolation in cell culture, a technique which is both cumbersome and time-consuming.


Polymerase Chain Reaction Chlamydia Trachomatis Direct Immunofluorescence Obligate Intracellular Parasite Polymerase Chain Reaction Sensitivity 
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  • M. C. Petit
  • M. H. Francois
  • S. Berriche
  • A. Burckel
  • G. Lucotte

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