Regular Chlamydia screening recommendedBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7156.432 (Published 15 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:432
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
Sexually active teenage girls should be screened for Chlamydia trachomatis infection every six months, not every 12 months as recommended, according to a study by US researchers published in JAMA (1998;280:521-6). High rates of infection and re-infection put young girls at risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy.
The study's leader, Dr Gale Burstein, a paediatric and adolescent medicine specialist at Johns Hopkins …