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Seroprevalence of reproductive tract infections in women in northern India—a relatively low prevalence area
  1. M Sharma1,
  2. S Sethi1,
  3. S Gopalan2,
  4. K Gulati2,
  5. S Lyall2
  1. 1Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Department of Medical Microbiology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Sunil Sethi
 Deptartment of Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160012, India;

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Recent years have witnessed a growing concern about the reproductive tract infections (RTI), especially those that are sexually transmitted. The serious threat of AIDS has further drawn attention to the importance of RTI/sexually transmitted diseases (STD),1 especially in developing countries like India where RTI diagnosis and treatment facilities are extremely limited. Women with RTI are asymptomatic, which if undetected or untreated can lead to complications in the index woman. It is, therefore, worthwhile screening of all women of reproductive age for various RTI so that appropriate interventions can be planned and initiated.

We analysed a total of 2526 women attending the antenatal outpatient department of obstetrics and gynaecology of Nehru Hospital attached to Post Graduate Institute …

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