TITLE

RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF THE PILOT CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS INFECTION STUDY

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, V.; Tobin, J.; Harindra, V.
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Sexually Transmitted Infections;Jun2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 79, pA13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK, and can lead to serious complications. An opportunistic screening programme focusing on sexually active 16-24 year old men and women in a variety of primary care settings and specialist services was undertaken in two geographic regions between September 1999 and August 2000. Chlamydia infection was diagnosed by using ligase chain reaction (LCR) on first pass urine. In one centre, 284 patients attending the GUM clinic were diagnosed chlamydia positive. 988 patients were diagnosed positive in primary care settings and subsequently attended the GUM clinic. They received a one week course of doxycycline, a 10 day course of erythromycin, or a single dose of azithromycin. Follow up test of cure showed no difference in cure rates between different treatment regimens. Most of the partners who received medication were treated at the GUM clinic. Detailed data will be presented on those patients who subsequently attended the GUM clinic for other reasons, and especially those re-infected with chlamydia.
ACCESSION #
10218771

 

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