Is there evidence of the new variant chlamydia trachomatis in the United States?

Academic Article


  • A specific real-time polymerase chain reaction followed by melt curve analysis was developed for the detection of the Swedish variant (nvCT) strain of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Surveillance was performed on 476 CT-positive clinical specimens obtained from 15 laboratories around the United States using nucleic acid amplification test assays, which would not miss the nvCT. All were negative for nvCT; thus, there is no evidence of the nvCT in the United States. Copyright © 2013 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
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  • Won H; Ramachandran P; Steece R; Van Der Pol B; Moncada J; Schachter J; Gaydos C
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  • 352
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  • 353
  • Volume

  • 40
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  • 5