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Improvement of clinical algorithms for the diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis by the use of Gram-stained smears among female sex workers in Accra, Ghana.

Authors
  • Deceuninck, G
  • Asamoah-Adu, C
  • Khonde, N
  • Pépin, J
  • Frost, E H
  • Deslandes, S
  • Asamoah-Adu, A
  • Bekoe, V
  • Alary, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2000
Volume
27
Issue
7
Pages
401–410
Identifiers
PMID: 10949431
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In the algorithms, examination of Gram-stained genital smears in female sex workers without clinical signs of cervicitis improved sensitivity without altering specificity for the diagnosis of cervical infection.

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