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Co-infection with gonorrhoea and chlamydia: how much is there and what does it mean?
Int J STD AIDS. 2003 Feb; 14(2):109-13.IJ

Abstract

A cross-sectional study of new clients with either gonorrhoea or chlamydia attending King's College Hospital in 1998. One thousand two hundred and thirty-nine women and 1141 men had gonorrhoea, chlamydia or both. Overall, 24.2% (124/512) of heterosexual men and 38.5% (136/353) of women with gonorrhoea also had chlamydia (P<0.001). Of heterosexual males 18.8% (124/660) and 13% (136/1022) of females with chlamydia also had gonorrhoea (P=0.002). Ethnicity had no effect on the proportion of co-infection after controlling for age and gender. Clients with dual infection were younger than those with either infection alone (P=0.0001). Over half of women and a quarter of men aged 15 to 19 years were dually infected so testing for both gonorrhoea and chlamydia may be appropriate in this age group in settings outside genitourinary clinics. The high proportion of cases of gonorrhoea that also have chlamydia justifies the policy of epidemiological treatment for chlamydia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department opf Sexually Transmitted Diseases, King's College Hospital, Caldecot Centre, London, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12662389

Citation

Creighton, Sarah, et al. "Co-infection With Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia: How Much Is There and what Does It Mean?" International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 14, no. 2, 2003, pp. 109-13.
Creighton S, Tenant-Flowers M, Taylor CB, et al. Co-infection with gonorrhoea and chlamydia: how much is there and what does it mean? Int J STD AIDS. 2003;14(2):109-13.
Creighton, S., Tenant-Flowers, M., Taylor, C. B., Miller, R., & Low, N. (2003). Co-infection with gonorrhoea and chlamydia: how much is there and what does it mean? International Journal of STD & AIDS, 14(2), 109-13.
Creighton S, et al. Co-infection With Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia: How Much Is There and what Does It Mean. Int J STD AIDS. 2003;14(2):109-13. PubMed PMID: 12662389.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Co-infection with gonorrhoea and chlamydia: how much is there and what does it mean? AU - Creighton,Sarah, AU - Tenant-Flowers,Melinda, AU - Taylor,Christopher B, AU - Miller,Rob, AU - Low,Nicola, PY - 2003/3/29/pubmed PY - 2003/5/20/medline PY - 2003/3/29/entrez SP - 109 EP - 13 JF - International journal of STD & AIDS JO - Int J STD AIDS VL - 14 IS - 2 N2 - A cross-sectional study of new clients with either gonorrhoea or chlamydia attending King's College Hospital in 1998. One thousand two hundred and thirty-nine women and 1141 men had gonorrhoea, chlamydia or both. Overall, 24.2% (124/512) of heterosexual men and 38.5% (136/353) of women with gonorrhoea also had chlamydia (P<0.001). Of heterosexual males 18.8% (124/660) and 13% (136/1022) of females with chlamydia also had gonorrhoea (P=0.002). Ethnicity had no effect on the proportion of co-infection after controlling for age and gender. Clients with dual infection were younger than those with either infection alone (P=0.0001). Over half of women and a quarter of men aged 15 to 19 years were dually infected so testing for both gonorrhoea and chlamydia may be appropriate in this age group in settings outside genitourinary clinics. The high proportion of cases of gonorrhoea that also have chlamydia justifies the policy of epidemiological treatment for chlamydia. SN - 0956-4624 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12662389/Co_infection_with_gonorrhoea_and_chlamydia:_how_much_is_there_and_what_does_it_mean L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1258/095646203321156872?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -