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Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae in otorhinolaryngology patients with pharyngeal symptoms
  1. Kiyoshi Oda1,
  2. Hisakazu Yano2,
  3. Naohiro Okitsu3,
  4. Toshihiko Chiba4,
  5. Yosuke Hara1,
  6. Takayuki Kudo1,
  7. Daiki Ozawa5,
  8. Mihoko Irimada1,
  9. Kenji Ohyama1
  1. 1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tohoku Rosai Hospital, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  2. 2 Department of Infection Control and Laboratory Diagnostics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  3. 3 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tohoku Kosai Hospital, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  4. 4 Dainohara Ekimae Otorhinolaryngology Clinic, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  5. 5 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hisakazu Yano, Department of Infection Control and Laboratory Diagnostics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8574, Japan; yanohisa{at}med.tohoku.ac.jp

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As sexual behaviour has become more diversified, oral sex has become common (especially among younger people) and urogenital micro-organisms, such as Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae, are also being detected in the pharynx.1– ,5 We performed testing for pharyngeal C trachomatis and N gonorrhoeae in patients with pharyngeal symptoms.

Among patients who presented at Tohoku Rosai Hospital otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinic with acute tonsillitis, acute pharyngitis or abnormal pharyngeal sensation syndrome between June 2012 and March 2013, 225 patients gave written informed consent to the collection of specimens and were enrolled …

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