The role of the laboratory in a chlamydia control programme in a developing country.
The laboratory components of a Chlamydia trachomatis disease control programme for a developing country are reviewed.
Early diagnosis of chlamydial infections is the most cost effective means of preventing the long term sequelae of trachoma, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility, which are now a major public health burden to the health care system in developing countries.
Public health strategies are required to establish both a co-ordinated limited system of laboratory servica, and to promote the diagnosis end treatment of disease syndromes in the absence of laboratory support.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydiose, Bactériose, Infection, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bactérie, Programme contrôle, Laboratoire, Diagnostic, Pays en développement, Prévention, Complication, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Femelle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydiosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bacteria, Checking program, Laboratory, Diagnosis, Developing countries, Prevention, Complication, Female genital diseases, Female, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0266608
Code Inist : 002B05F06. Création : 199406.