Journal article

Long-term trends of Chlamydia trachomatis in a clinic population at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne

Suzanne Marie Garland, Asvini Kokila Subasinghe, Navera Ahmed, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Alex Marceglia

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) prevalence has been reported to be increasing. Whether this is a true increase over time or confounded by increases in testing and/or use of more sensitive assays is to be determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One laboratory service has been detecting C. trachomatis for the past 30 years within the Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne. We conducted a retrospective audit of records over the period 1986-2016 from a clinic population routinely offered chlamydia screening. These were women presenting for family planning advice (termination of pregnancy, intrauterine device insertion or considered at high risk), who underwent chlamydia testing in the co..

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