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Regular Chlamydia screening recommended

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 15 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:432
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 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 …

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