How reliable is the clinical exam in detecting ocular chlamydial infection?


PURPOSE To describe the relationship between the clinical exam for trachoma and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for ocular chlamydia. METHODS One hundred children in a trachoma-endemic area of Ethiopia were examined three times and swabbed twice for PCR analysis. The assays were compared, and an analysis of the variance between exam and PCR was… (More)


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