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Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by polymerase chain reaction in male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis attending an STD clinic
  1. V Vats1,
  2. S Rastogi1,
  3. A Kumar1,
  4. M Ahmed1,
  5. V Singh1,
  6. A Mittal1,
  7. R K Jain2,
  8. J Singh2
  1. 1Institute of Pathology (ICMR), Safdarjang Hospital Campus, Post Box no 4909, New Delhi 110 029, India
  2. 2Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi 110 029, India
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Aruna Mittal
 Institute of Pathology (ICMR), Safdarjang hospital campus, Post Box no 4909, New Delhi, 110 029, India;

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Genital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (35–50%) is the single most identifiable cause of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) in heterosexual men and may have serious consequences, not only for men but for their partners. In India, a high prevalence of genital C trachomatis infection has been reported in women.1 However, there is considerably less information on male chlamydial infection.2,3 There is a definite need for reliable screening of C trachomatis genital infection in men in order to prevent underdiagnosis of genital chlamydial infection and to facilitate better clinical management of this infection in India. This study was undertaken with the aim to find the prevalence of C trachomatis infection in male patients …

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