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  1. Doxycycline and azithromycin for Prevention of chlamydial persistence or recurrence One month after treatment in women : A use-effectiveness study in public health settings.

    Article - En anglais


    To treat chlamydial infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends either a single dose of azithromycin or a 7-day course of doxycycline.

    Cost is a concern with the single-dose regimen ; compliance is a concern with the multidose regimen.

    Goal : To compare the use-effectiveness of azithromycin and doxycycline for preventing persistence or recurrence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women and to evaluate associated risk behaviors.

    Study Design 

    One hundred and ninety-six chlamydia-infected women and their sex partners were recruited into a randomized controlled trial of single-dose versus multidose regimens in seven public health clinics, with no incentives for enrollment, compliance, or follow-up.

    The outcome measure was a positive test for C. trachomatis by polymerase chain reaction testing at 1 month after treatment.


    C. trachomatis positivity at 1 month was similar for women receiving single-dose (5.1%, 5/98) and multidose therapy (4.1%, 4/98).

    Reported compliance among 73 women taking multidose therapy was 94.5%. A twofold to threefold increased risk of chlamydial persistence or recurrence was observed among women who were ¾24 and white or who reported : a recent new partner, multiple partners, or a partner who may have had multiple partners at the time of enrollment or that not all partners were treated during the 1-month follow-up period after initiation of treatment. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bactérie, Protocole thérapeutique, Epidémiologie, Doxycycline, Etude comparative, Pharmacocinétique, Azithromycine, Dose efficace, Evaluation, Facteur risque, Prévention, Homme, Tétracycline dérivé, Macrolide, Chlamydiose, Bactériose, Infection, Antibiotique, Antibactérien

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bacteria, Therapeutic protocol, Epidemiology, Doxycycline, Comparative study, Pharmacokinetics, Azithromycin, Effective dose, Evaluation, Risk factor, Prevention, Human, Tetracycline derivatives, Macrolide, Chlamydiosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Antibiotic, Antibacterial agent

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0074154

    Code Inist : 002B02P. Création : 14/05/1998.