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J Chemother. 2001 Apr;13(2):176-81.

Duration of clinical symptoms in female patients with acute urethral syndrome caused by Chlamydia trachomatis treated with azithromycin or doxycycline.

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  • 1University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Dr. Fran Mihaljević, Zagreb, Croatia. bfm@fran.bfm.hr

Abstract

One hundred fifty-one female patients with acute urethral syndrome caused by Chlamydia trachomatis were examined. First, patients were divided into two groups, those with clinical symptoms present < 3 weeks before the start of treatment, and those with clinical symptoms > or = 3 weeks prior to the beginning of therapy. Then patients were further divided into groups and randomized to receive azithromycin once daily in a single dose of 1.0 g or 500 mg once daily for 6 days, or to receive doxycycline 100 mg b.i.d. for 14 days or 100 mg b.i.d. for 7 days (8 study groups in all). Clinical and bacteriological efficacy was evaluated 3 weeks after the end of therapy. In the group of patients with disease symptoms lasting for 3 weeks or longer, the eradication and clinical cure rates were significantly higher after administration of azithromycin in a dose of 1x500 mg/6 days than after a single dose of 1.0 g (p<0.01), and after administration of doxycycline 2x100 mg/14 days than by using doxycycline 2x100 mg/7 days (p<0.05).

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