Rickettsia and Chlamydia
Which of the following is not true about Chlamydia trachomatis?
|A||Most of the patients are asymptomatiC.|
|B||Culture of purulent cervical discharge is used for diagnosis.|
|C||Tetracycline therapy is very effective.|
|D||OC pill users are the Carriers.|
Culture of purulent cervical discharge is used for diagnosis.
a. Collect endocervical specimens following removal of discharge and secretions from the cervix. A swab or cytology brush is used to scrape epithelial cells from 1–2 cm deep into the endocervix. A similar method is used to collect specimens from the vagina, urethra, or conjunctiva. Biopsy specimens of the uterine tube or epididymis can also be cultured.
b. Very common in sexually active age group.
c. Most infections are asymptomatic.
d. Cervical ectopy increases risk of infection and OCP use increases cervical ectopy.