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Table 3 Distribution of positive cases of C. trachomatis (CT), N. gonorrhoeae (NG), M. genitalium (MG), U. urealyticum/parvum (U. Urea/Parv), G. vaginalis (GV), T. vaginalis (TV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1/2 in ectopic pregnancy (EP) and control (total abdominal hysterectomy and tubal ligation) groups according to single and co-infections (ND = Not detected; * = P < 0.05 compared with control and ‡ = P < 0.05 compared with single infection)

From: Prevalence of 7 sexually transmitted organisms by multiplex real-time PCR in Fallopian tube specimens collected from Saudi women with and without ectopic pregnancy

  Control (n = 51) EP (n = 84) Total (n = 135)
CT Single infection 1 (1.9 %) 6 (7.2 %)* 7 (5.2 %)
Co-infections 2 (3.9 %) 17 (20.2 %)*,‡ 19 (14.1 %)
Total 3 (5.9 %) 23 (27.4 %)* 26 (19.2 %)
NG Single infection ND ND ND
Co-infections 1 (1.9 %) 5 (5.9 %) 6 (4.5 %)
Total 1 (1.9 %) 5 (5.9 %) 6 (4.5 %)
MG Single infection ND 3 (3.6 %) 3 (2.2 %)
Co-infections 2 (3.9 %) 14 (16.7 %)*,‡ 16 (11.8 %)
Total 2 (3.9 %) 17 (20.2 %)* 19 (14.1 %)
U. Urea/Parv Single infection 1 (1.9 %) 2 (2.4 %) 3 (69.2 %)
Co-infections 3 (5.9 %) 7 (8.4 %) 10 (30.8 %)
Total 4 (7.8 %) 9 (10.7 %) 13 (9.6 %)
GV Single infection ND ND ND
Co-infections 1 (1.9 %) 6 (7.2 %)* 7 (5.2 %)
Total 1 (1.9 %) 6 (7.2 %)* 7 (5.2 %)
TV Single infection ND ND ND
Co-infections ND 4 (4.7 %) 4 (2.9 %)
Total ND 4 (4.7 %) 4 (2.9 %)
HSV-1/2 Single infection ND 1 (1.2 %) 1 (0.75 %)
Co-infections 3 (5.9 %) 17 (20.2 %)*,‡ 20 (14.8 %)
Total 3 (5.9 %) 18 (21.4 %)* 21 (15.6 %)