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Rev Esp Quimioter 2021; April 5

Introduction of a complementary screening system for the detection of sexually transmitted infections in patients with sterile pyuria

HELENA GIL-CAMPESINO, LAURA SANTE, ENRIQUE CALLEJAS CASTRO, MARÍA LECUONA

Published: 5 April 2021

http://www.doi.org/10.37201/req/145.2020

Objective. The aim of the study was to evaluate a complementary screening system for the detection of sexually transmitted infections in patients with sterile pyuria.
Material and methods. A prospective study was conducted using Real-time multiplex qPCR in 300 consecutive urine samples with data on sterile pyuria. STI prevalence and patient epidemiological data were analyzed.
Results. A total of 29 positive cases (9.67%) were found: 16 Chlamydia trachomatis, 5 Mycoplasma genitalium, 5 Trichomonas vaginalis and 3 co-infections. The group with sexually transmitted infections was mainly composed of women (65.5%), of which one third was pregnant.
Conclusion. This study presents an effective screening system for the detection of sexually transmitted infections that can be integrated into the laboratories’ work routine.

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