Is there evidence of the new variant chlamydia trachomatis in the United States?

Helen Won, Padmini Ramachandran, Richard Steece, Barbara Van Der Pol, Jeanne Moncada, Julius Schachter, Charlotte Gaydos

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Abstract

A specific real-time polymerase chain reaction followed by melt curve analysis was developed for the detection of the Swedish variant (nvCT) strain of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Surveillance was performed on 476 CT-positive clinical specimens obtained from 15 laboratories around the United States using nucleic acid amplification test assays, which would not miss the nvCT. All were negative for nvCT; thus, there is no evidence of the nvCT in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-353
Number of pages2
JournalSexually transmitted diseases
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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