Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 2, P333-349 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.03.009 View full text
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Jeanne M. Marrazzo

Abstract: The last decade has produced considerable advances in the diagnosis of the common etiologies of mucopurulent cervicitis (MPC), including Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and in the delineation of key aspects of their pathogenesis. Despite this, clear understanding of why these bacteria cause cervical inflammation in a minority of women who is infected with either organism is limited. Furthermore, many women who have MPC have neither of these infections detected, even when highly sensitive diagn…

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