Chlamydial cervicitis: testing the practice guidelines for presumptive diagnosis.

  title={Chlamydial cervicitis: testing the practice guidelines for presumptive diagnosis.},
  author={John W. Sellors and Michelle Howard and Laura E Pickard and Dan E Jang and James B. Mahony and Max A Chernesky},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={158 1},
OBJECTIVE To test the recommendation from the Canadian guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that mucopurulent endocervical discharge and 10 or more polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) per high-power field of a Gram-stained endocervical smear or, when Gram staining is not possible, the presence of endocervical discharge and one of edema, erythema or induced mucosal bleeding of the cervix can be considered diagnostic for chlamydial cervicitis. METHODS A total of 596 consecutive… CONTINUE READING
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