52 e-Letters

published between 2003 and 2006

  • Grading of Gram-stained vaginal smears, Whats new?
    Anona L Blackwell

    Dear Editor

    I read Ison and Hay’s paper concerning validation of grading of vaginal smears with great interest but am concerned there was no mention of earlier work which closely resembles their new grading system.[1]

    The examination of stained specimens of vaginal secretions for diagnosis, research and classification of vaginal pathology has a long and sometimes confusing history. Medline searches date from...

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  • Contact slips when it might be chlamydia
    Peter G Watson

    Dear Editor

    This has been an interesting study of releasing information about the reason for encouraging partner notification. I wonder whether it is possible to have some information about what happened in practice. Presumably, there were some male patients, who had non-gonococcal urethritis diagnosed on their first visit, and, at that time, it was not known whether Chlamydia trachomatis was the cause....

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