European guideline for the management of chlamydia trachomatis infections: laboratory aspects of diagnostics

О. В. Рыкова

Abstract


One of the most successful ways to improve the reproductive health of the population is high-quality and timely diagnosis of reproductive infections. One of the most common infections that play an important role in reproductive health, is Chlamidia trachomatis. This paper presents the laboratory criteria of diagnosis and for monitoring the eff ectiveness of treatment of the management company International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) for the diagnosis of chlamydial infection «European guideline for the management of Chlamydia trachomatis infections».

Identifi cation of Chl. trachomatis with nucleic acid amplifi cation method (the most popular is polymerase chain reaction) considered the most sensitive and specifi c method for detection of the pathogen, which allows to put the etiologic diagnosis of disease and prescribe etiotropic treatment and recommended for use in routine practice (level I, A).


Keywords


Chlamydia trachomatis; cervicitis; urethritis; sexually transmitted infections; infertility; epididymitis; neonatal pneumonia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18370/2309-4117.2014.19.91-94

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ISSN 2411-1295 (Online), ISSN 2309-4117 (Print)