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Is there a need for rescreening of patients treated for genital chlamydial infections?

Mårdh, Per-Anders LU and Persson, Kenneth LU (2002) In International Journal of Std and Aids 13(6). p.363-367
Abstract
The present communication reviews reasons to perform rescreening of chlamydia-infected persons. It brings up difficulties to differentiate between relapse and reinfection. Studies on follow-up of chlamydia-positive cases after therapy are reviewed. It also highlights reasons for therapeutic failure, like compliance, pharmacological factors, including poor bioavailability, wrong dose regimens, lack of adherence to drug intake, neglect of partner notification and concomitant therapy in consorts, possible development of resistance to drugs generally prescribed, false negative or false positive diagnostic tests and reinfection from extra-genital not 'cured' sites. The review points to the need to establish programmes for routine rescreening of... (More)
The present communication reviews reasons to perform rescreening of chlamydia-infected persons. It brings up difficulties to differentiate between relapse and reinfection. Studies on follow-up of chlamydia-positive cases after therapy are reviewed. It also highlights reasons for therapeutic failure, like compliance, pharmacological factors, including poor bioavailability, wrong dose regimens, lack of adherence to drug intake, neglect of partner notification and concomitant therapy in consorts, possible development of resistance to drugs generally prescribed, false negative or false positive diagnostic tests and reinfection from extra-genital not 'cured' sites. The review points to the need to establish programmes for routine rescreening of chlamydia-infected persons. (Less)
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genital infection, rescreening, chlamydia
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International Journal of Std and Aids
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13
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6
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363 - 367
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Royal Society of Medicine Press
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0956-4624
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10.1258/095646202760029750
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English
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  abstract     = {The present communication reviews reasons to perform rescreening of chlamydia-infected persons. It brings up difficulties to differentiate between relapse and reinfection. Studies on follow-up of chlamydia-positive cases after therapy are reviewed. It also highlights reasons for therapeutic failure, like compliance, pharmacological factors, including poor bioavailability, wrong dose regimens, lack of adherence to drug intake, neglect of partner notification and concomitant therapy in consorts, possible development of resistance to drugs generally prescribed, false negative or false positive diagnostic tests and reinfection from extra-genital not 'cured' sites. The review points to the need to establish programmes for routine rescreening of chlamydia-infected persons.},
  author       = {Mårdh, Per-Anders and Persson, Kenneth},
  issn         = {0956-4624},
  keyword      = {genital infection,rescreening,chlamydia},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {363--367},
  publisher    = {Royal Society of Medicine Press},
  series       = {International Journal of Std and Aids},
  title        = {Is there a need for rescreening of patients treated for genital chlamydial infections?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/095646202760029750},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2002},
}