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Int J STD AIDS. 2019 Feb;30(2):137-139. doi: 10.1177/0956462418799181. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Empiric antimicrobial treatment for asymptomatic sexual contacts of sexually transmitted infection in the era of antimicrobial resistance: time to rethink?

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1
1 Division of Sexual Health, Albion Centre, Sydney, Australia.
2
2 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

Prudent prescribing of antimicrobials is essential in ameliorating the public health problem of antimicrobial resistance. This retrospective audit assesses whether empiric antimicrobial treatment for asymptomatic sexual contacts of sexually transmitted infection is appropriate based on laboratory confirmation.

KEYWORDS:

Antibiotic; Australia; screening; sexually transmitted infection; treatment

PMID:
30293504
DOI:
10.1177/0956462418799181
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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