A simple system for the assessment of trachoma and its complications

B. Thylefors, C. R. Dawson, B. R. Jones, S. K. West, H. R. Taylor

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Abstract

A simple grading system for trachoma, based on the presence or absence of five selected 'key' signs, has been developed. The method was tested in the field and showed good observer agreement, the most critical point being the identification of severe cases of the disease. It is expected that the system will facilitate the assessment of trachoma and its complications by non-specialist health personnel working at the community level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-483
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume65
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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