Incidence and treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection in Belfast
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Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from 35% of urethral swabs taken from 100 men with non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU). Eleven out of 53 female contacts of NGU (20.7%) were alsoC. trachomatis positive. In 21 female contacts ofC. trachomatis positive men, 9 (42.9%) wereC. trachomatis positive. All patients becameC. trachomatis negative folowing oxytetracycline therapy but 50% ofC. trachomatis positive and 47.6% ofC. trachomatis negative men required further treatment for symptoms and signs of urethritis.
KeywordsChlamydia Trachomatis Oxytetracycline Chlamydial Infection Urethritis Isolation Rate
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