Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among healthy Korean women: implications of multiplex PCR pathogen detection on antibiotic therapy.

@article{Kim2014PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among healthy Korean women: implications of multiplex PCR pathogen detection on antibiotic therapy.},
  author={Yoonjung Kim and Juwon Kim and Kyung A Lee},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={74-6}
}
In this study, we investigated the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) using multiplex real-time PCR assay in healthy Korean women. We also evaluated the risk factors of STIs, and compared the various factors between the STI-positive and the STI-negative groups. A total of 799 endocervical swab samples from healthy Korean women who visited our hospital for general medical check-ups during January 2012 to October 2012 were included. Eight STIs including Human papillomavirus (HPV… CONTINUE READING
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