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Does the diagnosis of trachoma adequately identify ocular chlamydial infection in trachoma-endemic areas?



Does the diagnosis of trachoma adequately identify ocular chlamydial infection in trachoma-endemic areas?



Journal of Infectious Diseases 187(10): 1669-1673



We evaluated the validity of clinically determined active trachoma as a surrogate for chlamydial eye infection in 1059 children from the Egyptian arm of the Azithromycin in the Control of Trachoma study. Participants were determined to be "clinically active" if they had >=5 follicles or intense inflammatory infiltration on the tarsal conjunctiva. Conjunctival swabs were tested using ligase chain reaction (LCR) to detect chlamydial DNA.

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PMID: 12721948

DOI: 10.1086/374743


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