Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
SCHUSTER, Myra Wilson et al. Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in urethral samples by means of direct immunofluorescence. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1989, vol.23, n.6, pp.443-446. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101989000600001.
The presence of Chlamydia trachomatis was studied by the direct immunofluorescence test, as also was that of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma by the standard methods, in 82 patients with urethral discharge. Ch. trachomatis was found in 19.5% (16) of the cases and in 11 of them (68.8%) there was association with the other bacteria investigated. This eleven patients presented a scanty gelatinous discharge.
Keywords : Chlamydia trachomatis [isolation]; Urethra [microbiology]; Fluorescent antibody technic.