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Chlamydial infection of the male baboon urethra.
  1. R F Digiacomo,
  2. J L Gale,
  3. S P Wang,
  4. M D Kiviat


    Two adult male baboons (Papio cynocephalus) were infected by urethral catheter with a Type D strain of Chlamydia trachomatis isolated from a male patient with nongonococcal urethritis. Chlamydial organisms were shed from the urethra for about 90 days and serum antibody developed. Intraurethral re-inoculation of homologous and heterologous (Type I) strains of Chalmydia, 4 and 11 months later, resulted in relatively shorter periods of infection of less than 15 days. The antibody titres and type-specific patterns were not substantially influenced by re-infection.

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