What is the prognosis of chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antibiotic treatment is 95% effective for first-time therapy. The prognosis is excellent if treatment is initiated early and the entire course of antibiotics is completed. Although treatment failures with primary therapies are quite rare, relapse may occur with alternative therapies. Reinfection is very common and is related to nontreatment of infected sexual partners or acquisition from a new partner; thus all sexual partners should be treated.


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