The role of Chlamydiatrachomatis urinary tract infection in children

Abstract number: 1134_03_284

Choroszy-Krol I., Bednorz R., Frej-Madrzak M., Teryks-Wolyniec D., Kowalska-Krochmal B.


Chlamydiatrachomatis (C. trachomatis) is an important patogen (agent?) responsible for variety of genitourinary diseases in children and in adults. Since C. trachomatis infection requires specific treatment and prevention it should be taken into account in practice. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of chlamydial urethritis in children with different urinary tract diseases.


In 195 children and adolescents aged 14 to 18 years (115 girls and 79 boys) with urinary tract infection (UTI) urethral swabs were taken. It those with positive result for C. trachomatis blood and urine were collected. Bacteriological evaluation was done using MicroTrak Chlamydiatrachomatis Direct Specimen Test (Trinity Biotech plc, Ireland). Urine samples were tested for chlamydia DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (DNA-Gdansk II s.c. Polska).


C. trachomatis infection was detected in 99 of 195 (50.7%) patients (64 of 116 (55.1%) girls and 35 of 79 (44.3%) boys.

C. trachomatis DNA in urine was detected in 16 of 23 (69.5%) patients (8 of 14 (57.1%) girls and 7 of 9 (77.7%) boys.


High prevalence (50.7%) of C. trachomatis in urethral swabs indicates that chlamydia has a significant role in UTI in children.

Session Details

Date: 01/08/2007
Time: 00:00-00:00
Session name: XXIst ISTH Congress
Location: Oxford, UK
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