Alterations in the Serum Trace Element Levels in Women Infected with Chlamydia Trachomatis

  • Qais Lazgin Barany Scientific Research Center, College of Sciences, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region- F. R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7612-4358
  • Marwan Khalil Qader Biology Department- College of Sciences -University of Duhok. Duhok-Kurdistan- F. R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7612-4358
  • Ashti Asim Mohamed Biology Department, College of Sciences, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region- F. R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7612-4358
Keywords: Chlamydia Trachomatis, Trace Elements, Infectious Deseases

Abstract

Most infectious diseases are accompanied by changes in the levels of several trace elements in the blood. A total of 88 female patients referred to the Nawroz Private Laboratory in the Duhok province, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, were enrolled in this study. The enrolled patients were sent to the laboratory for investigation of their hormone levels because they were suffering from various gynecologic abnormalities. The serum levels of anti-chlamydia immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM antibodies were estimated using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests, and the serum trace element levels were evaluated by atomic absorption spectroscopy.

The results showed that 10 (11.4 %) of the samples tested positive for the presence of anti-chlamydia IgG antibodies, whereas none of the samples tested positive for anti-chlamydia IgM antibodies. Furthermore, a significant reduction in the serum potassium levels was observed in response to the chlamydia infection, whereas no significant changes were observed in any of the other elements.

Author Biographies

Qais Lazgin Barany, Scientific Research Center, College of Sciences, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region- F. R. Iraq

Qais Lazgin Barany currently works at the Scientific Research Center, College of Sciences, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region- F. R. Iraq

Marwan Khalil Qader, Biology Department- College of Sciences -University of Duhok. Duhok-Kurdistan- F. R. Iraq

Marwan Khalil Qader: works at Biology Department- College of Sciences -University of Duhok. Duhok-Kurdistan-Iraq. Training in many courses in the field of medical laboratories, Work with many of the competent authorities in the establishment of medical laboratories and in chemical and biological laboratory supplies all of the devices and laboratory materials and chemical origins of various international committees.

Ashti Asim Mohamed, Biology Department, College of Sciences, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region- F. R. Iraq

Ashti Asim Mohamed curretnly works at the Biology Department, College of Sciences, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region- F. R. Iraq

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Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
Barany, Q., Qader, M., & Mohamed, A. (2020, December 31). Alterations in the Serum Trace Element Levels in Women Infected with Chlamydia Trachomatis. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering, 4(2), 65-68. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjse.v4n2y2020.pp65-68
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