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False positive chlamydia results in pregnancy: should we retest them?
  1. Malini Raychaudhuri
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Raychaudhuri, Centre for Sexual Health, Ironstone Centre, West Street, Scunthorpe DN15 6HX, UK; malini.raychaudhuri{at}nhs.net

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Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis can lead to complications of the reproductive tract and adverse pregnancy outcomes. There is no national screening programme for detection of chlamydia in pregnancy. However, our antenatal clinic offers chlamydia screening to all patients at their first antenatal visit in order to prevent complications in pregnancy following the guidance from National Chlamydia Screening Programme in England and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.1 A case note review was undertaken to determine the value of this practice.

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