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Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 147, Issue 1, pp 163–165 | Cite as

Incidence and treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection in Belfast

  • J. S. McCann
  • T. Horner
  • H. Dougan
  • Dorothy Thomson
  • J. H. Connolly
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Summary

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.

Keywords

Chlamydia Trachomatis Oxytetracycline Chlamydial Infection Urethritis Isolation Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. McCann
    • 1
  • T. Horner
    • 1
  • H. Dougan
    • 1
  • Dorothy Thomson
    • 2
  • J. H. Connolly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of VenereologyRoyal Victoria HospitalBelfast
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and ImmunobiologyRoyal Victoria HospitalBelfast

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