What is included in posttherapy care for chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Follow-up culture is not recommended after azithromycin or doxycycline therapy, but it may be considered in pregnancy after erythromycin or amoxicillin therapy. Nonculture tests should be avoided in this circumstance to avoid positive results from nonviable organisms.

Patients should abstain from sexual intercourse for 7 days after single-dose therapy or until the end of a longer regimen. Patients also should refrain from sexual intercourse until all of their sex partners have been cured.


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