Success rates in in vitro fertilization treatment and its correlation with high titer antibodies for Chlamydia trachomatis

J. B. Lessing, Y. Kletter, R. Amster, A. Amit, M. R. Peyser, S. Berger

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Abstract

The prevalence of specific chlamydial IgG and IgA antibodies was determined in 86 infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and in 56 male partners; 32.5% of women (28 of 86) under investigation had both types of antibodies at a titer of IgG≥ 1:128 and IgA ≥ 1:16; 9% of their male partners (5 of 56) who were tested were also seropositive. The prevalence of local IgA in semen was 9.6% (5 of 52). Pregnancy was later achieved by IVF in 13 of 32 seropositive and 19 of 32 seronegative women. Our data suggest that high levels of specific antichlamydial antibodies (IgG and IgA) are not correlated with the outcome of IVF-embryo transfer treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume27
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chlamydia
  • In vitro fertilization-embryo transfer
  • Infertility

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