Role of the Papanicolaou smear in diagnosis of chlamydial infections.

The accuracy of the routine Papanicolaou (Pap) smear in diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infection of the cervix has stimulated controversial reports over the years. In the present study Pap smears from 100 women, evenly divided between culture-positive and culture-negative for C. trachomatis, who had been seen in a single university clinic and cultured… (More)