DETERMINING THE MAJOR AETIOLOGIC AGENT OF URETHRITIS, A RESEARCH PROJECT TOPIC ON MICROBIOLOGY

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DETERMINING THE MAJOR AETIOLOGIC AGENT OF URETHRITIS, A RESEARCH PROJECT TOPIC ON MICROBIOLOGY

 

CHAPTER ONE

1.0   INTRODUCTION

Chlamydiae are small gram-negative obligate intracellular microorganisms that preferentially infect squamocolumnar epithelial cell (www. Google. Com.2010). Chlamydia is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease resulting in urethritis, with frequencies exceeding those of Neisseria gonorrhoeae 

 In the United State for instance, roughly four million cases are reported annually mostly occurring in men and women under the age of 25 (Barners, 1990).

 In Nigeria and indeed most developed nation, majority of the reported cases urethritis are diagnosed as being caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, StaphyLococcus aureus and streptococcus Spp.

        This could be attributed to inadequate facilities to establish proper test for the diagnosis of chamydia infection. As a result, cases of urethritis are wrongly diagnosed and treated. This calls for proper…

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