Urine-based screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in men attending sexually transmitted disease clinics.

@article{Marrazzo2001UrinebasedSF,
  title={Urine-based screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in men attending sexually transmitted disease clinics.},
  author={Jeanne M Marrazzo and William L. H. Whittington and Connie L Celum and H. Hunter Handsfield and Amanda Clark and Linda E Cles and Barbara Krekeler and Walter E. Stamm},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={219-25}
}
BACKGROUND Nucleic acid-amplified tests for Chlamydia trachomatis are accurate but costly. Screening strategies for asymptomatic men are needed. GOAL To assess C trachomatis screening strategies for asymptomatic males. STUDY DESIGN Men attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic were tested for C trachomatis with ligase chain reaction and culture, and for urethral inflammation with urine leukocyte esterase and urethral Gram stain. RESULTS C trachomatis prevalence was 5.5% among 1,625… CONTINUE READING

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