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[Chlamydia infections in South Trøndelag--treatment and follow-up].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21383798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: According to Norwegian guidelines, infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis should be treated rapidly with antibiotics and a control test should be offered after 5-6 weeks. The purpose of the present registry study was to investigate Chlamydia treatment and the use of control tests among men and women tested for Chlamydia in South Trøndelag county in the period 2004-2006.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data on all Chlamydia tests from men and women 15-59 years of age resident in South Trøndelag County were retrieved from the Department of Medical Microbiology at St. Olavs Hospital. Information about Norwegian pharmacies' handling of prescriptions for antibiotics were obtained from the Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD).
RESULTS: 8.5% (3,127/36 590) of those tested for Chlamydia in the study period were positive. Among those who were positive 87% (1,681/1 920) of women and 74% (909/1,207) of men bought antibiotics from a pharmacy within 4 weeks after the test was analyzed. The average time from available test result to treatment was 13.1 days (95% CI 12.7-13.5). Among those who received antibiotics, 41% (689/1,681) of women and 27% (247/909) of men were registered with a control test 4-16 weeks after the prescription was handled.
INTERPRETATION: Compliance to guidelines for treatment and follow-up of people with a positive Chlamydia test is poor, especially among men.
Sara Ghaderi; Svein Arne Nordbø; Inger Johanne Bakken
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny række     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0807-7096     ISO Abbreviation:  Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-08     Completed Date:  2011-05-06     Revised Date:  2011-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413423     Medline TA:  Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  nor     Pagination:  461-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fakultet for informasjonsteknologi, matematikk og elektroteknikk, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Norway.
Vernacular Title:
Chlamydiainfeksjon i Sør-Trøndelag--behandling og oppfølging.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Chlamydia Infections / drug therapy*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
Follow-Up Studies
Medication Adherence
Middle Aged
Norway / epidemiology
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents
Comment In:
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2011 mai 06;131(8):802   [PMID:  21556073 ]

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