Chlamydia trachomatis: opportunistic screening in primary care

Citation
C. Tobin et al., Chlamydia trachomatis: opportunistic screening in primary care, BR J GEN PR, 51(468), 2001, pp. 565-566
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE
ISSN journal
0960-1643 → ACNP
Volume
51
Issue
468
Year of publication
2001
Pages
565 - 566
Database
ISI
SICI code
0960-1643(200107)51:468<565:CTOSIP>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
Following the publication of the Chief Medical Officer's report on chlamydi al screening, we identified the sexual health of young women as an area for concern. As part of our review we decided to opportunistically search for chlamydial genital infections using a non-invasive technique. Sexually acti ve women under 25 years of age were invited to submit a first void urine sa mple for polymerase chain reaction analysis. Over the period of a year we f ound out that 10.9% of sexually active young women tested positive for for chlamydia in our practice.