Sex Transm Dis. 2013 May;40(5):352-3. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182841786.
Is There Evidence of the New Variant Chlamydia trachomatis in the United States?
From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of *Medicine, †Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; ‡Infertility Prevention Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; §Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and ¶University of California, San Francisco, CA.
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.
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