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Infectious diseases. 6: Sexually transmitted infections: new diagnostic approaches and treatments.
Med J Aust. 2002 Jun 03; 176(11):551-7.MJ

Abstract

1. Commercially available nucleic acid amplification assays (eg, polymerase or ligase chain reaction) are now the "gold standard" tests for genital chlamydial infection and also have a role in screening for gonococcal infection. 2. Single-dose oral antibiotics are available for treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis infections. 3. Strains of N. gonorrhoeae in urban Australia are often penicillin resistant, while strains from South East Asia and those in homosexually active men may show high-level resistance to quinolones. 4. Imiquimod, a novel immune-response modifier, is now available for effective, safe, self-administered treatment of genital warts. 5. The Pap smear remains the cornerstone of screening for precursor lesions of cervical cancer, but human papillomavirus genotyping may have a role in clinical decision-making for women with equivocal or early precancerous lesions. 6. Treatment of primary genital herpes changes the clinical course, and long-term suppressive therapy is effective for those with multiple recurrences. New technologies have made diagnosis and screening easier for patients and clinicians

Authors+Show Affiliations

Canberra Sexual Health Centre, Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT 2605, Australia. frank.bowden@act.gov.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12064989

Citation

Bowden, Francis J., et al. "Infectious Diseases. 6: Sexually Transmitted Infections: New Diagnostic Approaches and Treatments." The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 176, no. 11, 2002, pp. 551-7.
Bowden FJ, Tabrizi SN, Garland SM, et al. Infectious diseases. 6: Sexually transmitted infections: new diagnostic approaches and treatments. Med J Aust. 2002;176(11):551-7.
Bowden, F. J., Tabrizi, S. N., Garland, S. M., & Fairley, C. K. (2002). Infectious diseases. 6: Sexually transmitted infections: new diagnostic approaches and treatments. The Medical Journal of Australia, 176(11), 551-7.
Bowden FJ, et al. Infectious Diseases. 6: Sexually Transmitted Infections: New Diagnostic Approaches and Treatments. Med J Aust. 2002 Jun 3;176(11):551-7. PubMed PMID: 12064989.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infectious diseases. 6: Sexually transmitted infections: new diagnostic approaches and treatments. AU - Bowden,Francis J, AU - Tabrizi,Sepehr N, AU - Garland,Suzanne M, AU - Fairley,Christopher K, PY - 2001/04/23/received PY - 2002/02/28/accepted PY - 2002/6/18/pubmed PY - 2002/7/18/medline PY - 2002/6/18/entrez SP - 551 EP - 7 JF - The Medical journal of Australia JO - Med J Aust VL - 176 IS - 11 N2 - 1. Commercially available nucleic acid amplification assays (eg, polymerase or ligase chain reaction) are now the "gold standard" tests for genital chlamydial infection and also have a role in screening for gonococcal infection. 2. Single-dose oral antibiotics are available for treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis infections. 3. Strains of N. gonorrhoeae in urban Australia are often penicillin resistant, while strains from South East Asia and those in homosexually active men may show high-level resistance to quinolones. 4. Imiquimod, a novel immune-response modifier, is now available for effective, safe, self-administered treatment of genital warts. 5. The Pap smear remains the cornerstone of screening for precursor lesions of cervical cancer, but human papillomavirus genotyping may have a role in clinical decision-making for women with equivocal or early precancerous lesions. 6. Treatment of primary genital herpes changes the clinical course, and long-term suppressive therapy is effective for those with multiple recurrences. New technologies have made diagnosis and screening easier for patients and clinicians SN - 0025-729X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12064989/Infectious_diseases__6:_Sexually_transmitted_infections:_new_diagnostic_approaches_and_treatments_ L2 - https://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/176_11_030602/bow10272_fm.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -