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Toward Control of Sexually Transmitted Chlamydial Infections

Walter E. Stamm, MD
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Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104. Requests for Reprints: Walter E. Stamm, MD, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, ZA-89, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Grant Support: In part by grant AI-33118 from the National Institutes of Health.

Copyright 2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1993;119(5):432-434. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-119-5-199309010-00017
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In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the first edition of guidelines for the prevention and control of Chlamydia trachomatis infections [1]. These guidelines outlined the high prevalence and enormous morbidity associated with chlamydial infection, delineated the specific syndromes in which chlamydia was a major etiologic agent, and recommended empiric treatment of these syndromes. Recently, the CDC published an updated set of guidelines for the prevention and control of Chlamydia trachomatis infections [2]. These 1993 guidelines advocate new approaches to prevention and control of chlamydial infection made possible by scientific advances of the last decade.

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