Persistence of Mycoplasma genitalium Following Azithromycin Therapy
Catriona S Bradshaw, Marcus Y Chen, Christopher K Fairley
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2008
BACKGROUND: To determine clinical outcomes and cure rates for M.genitalium genital infection in men and women following azithromycin 1 g. METHODOLOGY: Patients attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between March 2005 and November 2007 with urethritis/epididymitis, cervicitis/pelvic inflammatory disease and sexual contacts of M.genitalium were tested for M.genitalium by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). M.genitalium-infection was treated with 1 g of azithromycin and a test-of-cure (toc) was performed one month post-azithromycin. Response to azithromycin, and response to moxifloxacin (400 mg daily for 10 days) in individuals with persistent infection post-azithromycin, was determined. PRINCI..View full abstract
Awarded by National Medical and Research Council Research Fellowship
CSB holds a National Medical and Research Council Research Fellowship, Grant ID 465164.