Nonculture Methods

Although acute and convalescent serologic tests for viral agents might be used in the event of epidemic conjunctivitis, they typically are not performed because the infections are self-limited. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests and DFA staining are now available for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis. It is antiapated that the direct antigen tests should perform well, particularly because so many eyes have been partially treated before culture. An ELISA test of aqueous humor is available for diagnosis of Toxacara infection. Finally, single and multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays induding both conventional and real-time formats have been used to diagnose viral and chlamydial keratoconjunctivitis and other ophthalmic infections induding uveitis.

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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