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Genitourin Med. 1996 Apr;72(2):93-7.

Chlamydial cervicitis and urethritis: single dose treatment compared with doxycycline for seven days in community based practises.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee, Memphis 38104, USA.

Abstract

STUDY GOAL:

To compare the efficacy and safety of single 1 g oral azithromycin with doxycycline, 100 mg twice daily for seven days for treatment of uncomplicated urogenital chlamydial infection.

STUDY DESIGN:

Randomised, unblinded, comparative trial, involving 597 patients demonstrating clinical evidence of genital chlamydia and a positive non-culture assay for Chlamydia trachomatis.

RESULTS:

Among the azithromycin- and doxycycline-treated patients 61% and 60%, respectively, were asymptomatic within one week after the first dose. At two weeks, these figures increased to 86% and 83%, respectively. Bacteriological eradication, based on a negative assay, occurred in 338 (97%) of 347 azithromycin-treated patients and 161 (99%) of 163 doxycycline-treated patients.

CONCLUSION:

Treatment of uncomplicated chlamydial cervicitis and urethritis with single 1 g oral azithromycin is equivalent to standard therapy with doxycycline. Drug-related adverse events were approximately twice as common as previously reported for both drugs.

PMID:
8698374
PMCID:
PMC1195615
DOI:
10.1136/sti.72.2.93
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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