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Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol. 2009 Mar-Apr;(2):80-5.

[Diagnostics of genital herpesvirus infection in women with tubal-peritoneal infertility].

[Article in Russian]

Abstract

AIM:

Optimization of diagnostics of genital herpesvirus infection (herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, cytomegalovirus [CMV]) in women with tubal-peritoneal infertility on the basis of detection of viral material in various parts of genital system using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and revealing pathogenetically significant systemic abnormalitites of cytokine- and nitroxidergic regulation.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Sixty-three women with tubal-peritoneal infertility were included in the study. Immunoenzyme assay, PCR, and modified Griess method were used.

RESULTS:

In cervical canal herpesvirus infection was detected together with other agents in 30.1% of cases. In upper parts of reproductive system monoinfection with herpesvirus was detected in 74.63% of cases (herpes virus types 1 and 2--in 46.03%, CMV--in 28.6% of women). Increased levels of stable end metabolites of nitric oxide and cytokines were noted in sera of tested women.

CONCLUSION:

Inflammatory changes in reproductive organs in women with tubal-peritoneal infertility are determined by chronic herpesvirus infection. This leads to Th1 polarization of immune response and developing of immune-mediated inflammation.

PMID:
19459485
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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