Detection of chlamydial cervicitis with Papanicolaou-stained smears and cultures in a university student population

E. Wiesmeier, D. L. Rosenthal, S. Weideman

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Abstract

Over a 34-month period, 12,647 Papanicolaou smears were obtained from a student health service outpatient gynecologic population at moderate risk of chlamydial infection. We found 287 (2.3%) to have cytologic features suggestive of chlamydial cervicitis. Chlamydia trachomatis was definitely isolated by endocervical culture in only 4.5% of these 287 subjects. Cytologic features suggestive of chlamydial cervicitis were found to be unreliable in diagnosing chlamydial infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume32
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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