Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Trachoma Evaluation

The evaluation of chlamydia trachomatis begins with a history and physical examination, including a pelvic examination in women.

The physical examination is usually normal.

Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of chlamydia trachomatis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate chlamydia trachomatis include:

Additional tests performed in men:

Additional tests performed in women:

Less commonly that may be used to evaluate chlamydia trachomatis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Trachoma References
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