Dysuria in the Emergency Department: Missed Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis

  title={Dysuria in the Emergency Department: Missed Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis},
  author={Morgan D Wilbanks and James W. Galbraith and William M Geisler},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
INTRODUCTION The clinical presentation of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection (chlamydia) in women is often indistinguishable from a urinary tract infection. While merited in the setting of dysuria, emergency department (ED) clinicians do not routinely test for chlamydia in women. The primary aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of chlamydia testing among women presenting to the ED with dysuria. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of women 19-25 years of age… CONTINUE READING
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