Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Victims of Sexual Assault

Julius Schachter, Bonnie J. Dattel, John G. Prichard, Michael T. Osterholm, Kristine L. Macdonald, Richard N. Danila, Keith Henry, Jordan B. Glaser, Margaret R. Hammerschlag, William M. McCormack

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Abstract

To the Editor: Glaser et al. have addressed the important issue of sexually transmitted disease in victims of sexual assault (Sept. 4 issue).1 We have some concerns about the implementation and interpretation of tests for Chlamydia trachomatis in that setting. We fully endorse the warnings of Glaser et al. about the use of antigen-detection tests; in our experience, there are many false positive results when these tests are used to examine extragenital sites in children. However, of even greater concern is the interpretation of the results of chlamydia cultures in female victims of sexual abuse. In examining adolescent girls for.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1025
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume316
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 1987

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