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Positive Chlamydia culture with normal ano-genital findings following single incident of incestuous abuse.
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Jun; 20(3):187-9.JP

Abstract

Since 1994 the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Aarhus University, has performed colposcopic examinations of children suspected of sexual abuse or assault. The institute serves an area with approximately 2.5 million inhabitants and performs 50-75 colposcopic examinations per year. When indicated the children are tested for Chlamydia trachomatis. Vaginal samples are observed for growth in culture and DNA-amplification tests are performed. So far we have found only one positive culture. This was a now 11-yr-old girl who allegedly was assaulted once at the age of eight. The colposcopic examination showed normal ano-genital findings. The fact that the girl had tested positive for Chlamydia trachomatis is a strong indicator of abuse, and in the case of normal ano-genital findings, serves as an important evidence factor in court. In the future it may be possible to trace the infection to the alleged perpetrator by specific sub typing of Chlamydia Trachomatis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Marianne Cathrine Rohde, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Peter Sabroes Gade 15, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. MCR@forensic.au.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17561188

Citation

Matthesen, Solveig, et al. "Positive Chlamydia Culture With Normal Ano-genital Findings Following Single Incident of Incestuous Abuse." Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, vol. 20, no. 3, 2007, pp. 187-9.
Matthesen S, Rohde MC, Vesterby A. Positive Chlamydia culture with normal ano-genital findings following single incident of incestuous abuse. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007;20(3):187-9.
Matthesen, S., Rohde, M. C., & Vesterby, A. (2007). Positive Chlamydia culture with normal ano-genital findings following single incident of incestuous abuse. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 20(3), 187-9.
Matthesen S, Rohde MC, Vesterby A. Positive Chlamydia Culture With Normal Ano-genital Findings Following Single Incident of Incestuous Abuse. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007;20(3):187-9. PubMed PMID: 17561188.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Positive Chlamydia culture with normal ano-genital findings following single incident of incestuous abuse. AU - Matthesen,Solveig, AU - Rohde,Marianne C, AU - Vesterby,Annie, PY - 2006/04/28/received PY - 2006/09/01/revised PY - 2006/09/06/accepted PY - 2007/6/15/pubmed PY - 2007/8/29/medline PY - 2007/6/15/entrez SP - 187 EP - 9 JF - Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology JO - J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol VL - 20 IS - 3 N2 - Since 1994 the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Aarhus University, has performed colposcopic examinations of children suspected of sexual abuse or assault. The institute serves an area with approximately 2.5 million inhabitants and performs 50-75 colposcopic examinations per year. When indicated the children are tested for Chlamydia trachomatis. Vaginal samples are observed for growth in culture and DNA-amplification tests are performed. So far we have found only one positive culture. This was a now 11-yr-old girl who allegedly was assaulted once at the age of eight. The colposcopic examination showed normal ano-genital findings. The fact that the girl had tested positive for Chlamydia trachomatis is a strong indicator of abuse, and in the case of normal ano-genital findings, serves as an important evidence factor in court. In the future it may be possible to trace the infection to the alleged perpetrator by specific sub typing of Chlamydia Trachomatis. SN - 1083-3188 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17561188/Positive_Chlamydia_culture_with_normal_ano_genital_findings_following_single_incident_of_incestuous_abuse_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1083-3188(06)00275-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -