Journal article

A cohort study of Chlamydia trachomatis treatment failure in women: a study protocol

Jane S Hocking, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Wilhelmina M Huston, Peter Timms, Marcus Y Chen, Karen Worthington, Ruthy McIver, Sepehr N Tabrizi

BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES | BMC | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly diagnosed bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the developed world and diagnosis rates have increased dramatically over the last decade. Repeat infections of chlamydia are very common and may represent re-infection from an untreated partner or treatment failure. The aim of this cohort study is to estimate the proportion of women infected with chlamydia who experience treatment failure after treatment with 1 gram azithromycin. METHODS/DESIGN: This cohort study will follow women diagnosed with chlamydia for up to 56 days post treatment. Women will provide weekly genital specimens for further assay. The primary outcome is the proport..

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