Multi-locus sequence analysis reveals a novel sequence type of Chlamydia trachomatis in Saratov Region, Russia

V. A. Feodorova, S. S. Zaitsev, Y. V. Saltykov, S. S. Ulyanov, Vladimir Motin

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Abstract

Chlamydia trachomatis is the causative agent of a variety of chlamydial infections in humans with a predominantly (up to 80%) asymptomatic course of disease. In this study, a potentially novel C. trachomatis sequence type (ST) was detected in an asymptomatic man who has sex with a man among the nine STs revealed in urogenital swabs from individuals with chlamydia (n = 18). Phylogenetically this ST270 clustered separately as a single clade to an ST13-founded group of C. trachomatis strains and differed from the latter by a single allele, hflX. This finding emphasizes the importance of careful investigation of individuals with asymptomatic chlamydia infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100584
JournalNew Microbes and New Infections
Volume31
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • men-who-have-sex-with-men
  • multilocus sequence typing
  • ompA
  • sequence type

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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