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Volume 23, Number 11—November 2017
Research Letter

Chlamydia trachomatis Biovar L2 Infection in Women in South Africa

Remco P.H. Peters1Comments to Author , Ronan Doyle1, Mathys J. Redelinghuys, James A. McIntyre, Georges M. Verjans, Judith Breuer, and Marleen M. Kock
Author affiliations: University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (R.P.H. Peters, M.J. Redelinghuys, M.M. Kock):; Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands (R.P.H. Peters); Anova Health Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa (R.P.H. Peters, J.A. McIntyre); University College London, London, United Kingdom (R. Doyle, J. Breuer); University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (J.A. McIntyre); Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (G.M. Verjans); National Health Laboratory Service, Pretoria (M.M. Kock)

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Characteristics of 7 women with vaginal discharge and a positive PCR result for Chlamydia trachomatis biovar L, Pretoria, South Africa, 2012–2016*

ID Healthcare setting HIV status Co-infection C. trachomatis WGS result Mean read depth Genome coverage, %
1 ART clinic Positive Trichomonas vaginalis L2 confirmed 41 99.5
2 ART clinic Positive T. vaginalis L2 confirmed 12 98.3
3 ART clinic Positive Mycoplasma genitalium L2 confirmed 21 98.6
4 ART clinic Positive M.a genitalium L2 confirmed 72 99
5 ART clinic Positive T. vaginalis Insufficient WGS read coverage 0.5 29
6 STI clinic Unknown Neisseria gonorrhoeae Insufficient clinical material ND ND
STI clinic
N. gonorrhoeae
Insufficient clinical material
*ART, antiretroviral therapy; ID, identification; ND, not determined; STI, sexually transmitted infection; WGS, whole-genome sequencing.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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