Letters Chlamydia infection

Screening needs more answers

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2502 (Published 11 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2502
  1. Jan van Bergen, STI AIDS Netherlands programme coordinator1
  1. 1Chlamydia Screening Implementation Programme The Netherlands, Amsterdam 1016 GB, Netherlands
  1. jvanbergen{at}soaaids.nl

    Oakeshott and colleagues evaluated the effect of chlamydia screening on pelvic inflammatory disease.1 Although screening showed no significant effect, data suggest benefit for the screened group: 1.6% developed clinical disease in the screened group compared with 9.5% in the deferred group. The authors suggest that much of the pelvic inflammatory disease is incident disease and might …

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