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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-34

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in a tertiary center in South India


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Yohen Nandeibam
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.175802

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Objective: To determine the prevalence for Chlamydia trachomatis and the need for introduction of screening test for chlamydia infection in patients attending a gynaecology outpatient clinic. Materials and Methods: Ninety-nine patients had endocervical swabs taken during pelvic examination, after an informed consent and tested using the Clearview ® chlamydia test kit. Results: Overall prevalence of infection was 10%. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of C. trachomatis which warrants introduction of screening.


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