Rapid point-of-care for the detection of Chlamydia in individuals at risk of trachoma

Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32006001400
Authors' results and conclusions: Although only one study is included for assessment in this summary, it is a high quality study, indicating that the point-of-care trachoma test is highly accurate in identifying the presence or absence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection, when compared to the World Health Organisation (WHO) clinical grading system. Trachoma is endemic in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities living in rural and remote locations and is a significant cause of blindness in this population. The FirstBurst Trachoma test may be of great benefit for the diagnosis and subsequent treatment for members of these communities.
Authors' recomendations: Two large scale trials are currently being conducted in Africa and are due to be completed by the end of 2007. It is therefore recommended that this technology be monitored until these trials are completed.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2006
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Chlamydia
  • Chlamydophila
  • Forecasting
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chlamydophila Infections
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
Contact Name: ahta@adelaide.edu.au
Contact Email: ahta@adelaide.edu.au
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