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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2005 Aug 6;149(32):1778-84.

[Summary of the practice guideline 'The STD consultation' from the Dutch College of General Practitioners].

[Article in Dutch]

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Nederlands Huisartsen Genootschap, afd. Richtlijnontwikkeling en Wetenschap, Postbus 3231, 3502 GE Utrecht.


The practice guideline on STD consultations from the Dutch College of General Practitioners sets out guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Chlamydia-infection, gonorrhoea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, genital herpes condylomata acuminata, hepatitis B, HIV-infection and pubic lice. Testing for Chlamydia-infection is always indicated if an STD is suspected but the necessity of also testing for gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis B or HIV-infection depends on the likely risk. For the diagnosis of Chlamydia in a symptomatic woman it advises taking material from the cervix and urethra. In an asymptomatic woman Chlamydia infection is excluded by means of a urine test. In men a urethral swab of the first part of the urinary stream can be used for diagnosis. The first choice of treatment for gonorrhoea is a single 1 g intramuscular dose ofcefotaxime. The practice guidelines also examine other aspects of treatment for STDs including counselling and telling partners.

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