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Table 1 Clinical, laboratory and microbiological findings of five cases

From: Chlamydia trachomatisinfection in early neonatal period

Case 1 2 3 4 5
Sex F F M F F
Gestational age (weeks) 39 40 37 33 37
Birth weight (g) 2,605 3,025 2,982 2,265 3,714
Mode of delivery Vaginal Caesarean Vaginal Vaginal Vaginal
Apgar score at 1 min after birth 9 8 7 8 7
Age at onset (days after birth) 3 13 1 0 1
Symptoms at onset Tachypnea Cyanosis Wheeze Tachypnea Tachypnea
Nasopharyngeal chlamydial antigen + + + + +
Nasopharyngeal chlamydial DNA + + + + +
Conjunctival chlamydial DNA + - + + -
Identified serovar of C. trachomatis E E E E H
Specific serum IgM antibodies      
Cord blood 1:128 <1:16 <1:16 1:32 1:32
21 days after birth 1:64 1:32 1:32 1:16 <1:16