Diagnostic characteristics of tests for ocular Chlamydia after mass azithromycin distributions.

@article{Keenan2012DiagnosticCO,
  title={Diagnostic characteristics of tests for ocular Chlamydia after mass azithromycin distributions.},
  author={Jeremy David Keenan and Craig W. See and J. Moncada and Berhan Ayele and Teshome Gebre and Nicole E. Stoller and Charles E Mcculloch and Travis C. Porco and Bruce D. Gaynor and Paul M Emerson and Julius S Schachter and Thomas M. Lietman},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={235-40}
}
PURPOSE Although trachoma control programs frequently use the World Health Organization (WHO) simplified grading system for trachoma to monitor the clinical response after repeated mass azithromycin treatments, the programmatic relevance of this evaluation after multiple rounds of antibiotic treatments is unclear. METHODS Three rounds of annual mass azithromycin were distributed to 12 villages in Ethiopia. Twelve months after the third treatment, children were assessed for follicular… CONTINUE READING

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