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Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in sexual contacts of gonorrhoea.
Int J STD AIDS. 2006 Feb; 17(2):130-2.IJ

Abstract

The British national and local clinic guidelines recommend epidemiological treatment for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in patients with gonococcal infection but not their contacts. We aimed to determine the prevalence of CT amongst all gonorrhoea contacts attending over a 30 months period through a retrospective notes review. Of 223 contacts, gonorrhoea was diagnosed in 110 (49.3%) while CT was diagnosed in 54 (24.2%). CT was significantly more prevalent in younger people [(37.8% of contacts <25 years versus 9.6% of contacts >/=25 years (P = 0.000)]. All patients with CT identified as heterosexual except one. Amongst heterosexuals, there was no significant difference in the prevalence between males and females, being 31.6% and 27.8% respectively (P = 0.5995). CT was prevalent in 29.1% of N. gonorrhoeae positive contacts and 19.5% of N. gonorrhoeae negative contacts (p = 0.0935). The high prevalence suggests that epidemiological treatment for CT in gonorrhoea contacts is indicated.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Archway Sexual Health Clinic, Whittington Hospital, Highgate Hill, London, N19 5NF, UK. sharmilaskin@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16464278

Citation

Madhogaria, S, et al. "Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis in Sexual Contacts of Gonorrhoea." International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 130-2.
Madhogaria S, Duru C, Hart J, et al. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in sexual contacts of gonorrhoea. Int J STD AIDS. 2006;17(2):130-2.
Madhogaria, S., Duru, C., Hart, J., Curran, B., & Jungmann, E. (2006). Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in sexual contacts of gonorrhoea. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 17(2), 130-2.
Madhogaria S, et al. Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis in Sexual Contacts of Gonorrhoea. Int J STD AIDS. 2006;17(2):130-2. PubMed PMID: 16464278.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in sexual contacts of gonorrhoea. AU - Madhogaria,S, AU - Duru,C, AU - Hart,J, AU - Curran,B, AU - Jungmann,E, PY - 2006/2/9/pubmed PY - 2006/4/28/medline PY - 2006/2/9/entrez SP - 130 EP - 2 JF - International journal of STD & AIDS JO - Int J STD AIDS VL - 17 IS - 2 N2 - The British national and local clinic guidelines recommend epidemiological treatment for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in patients with gonococcal infection but not their contacts. We aimed to determine the prevalence of CT amongst all gonorrhoea contacts attending over a 30 months period through a retrospective notes review. Of 223 contacts, gonorrhoea was diagnosed in 110 (49.3%) while CT was diagnosed in 54 (24.2%). CT was significantly more prevalent in younger people [(37.8% of contacts <25 years versus 9.6% of contacts >/=25 years (P = 0.000)]. All patients with CT identified as heterosexual except one. Amongst heterosexuals, there was no significant difference in the prevalence between males and females, being 31.6% and 27.8% respectively (P = 0.5995). CT was prevalent in 29.1% of N. gonorrhoeae positive contacts and 19.5% of N. gonorrhoeae negative contacts (p = 0.0935). The high prevalence suggests that epidemiological treatment for CT in gonorrhoea contacts is indicated. SN - 0956-4624 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16464278/Prevalence_of_Chlamydia_trachomatis_in_sexual_contacts_of_gonorrhoea_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1258/095646206775455810?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -