What are the WHO guidelines on treatment of uncomplicated chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Guidelines on treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis infection by the World Health Organization (WHO) are summarized below. [63]

Uncomplicated Genital Chlamydia

WHO recommendations for the treatment of uncomplicated genital chlamydia are as follows:

  • Azithromycin 1 g orally as a single dose or
  • Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day for 7 days or one of these alternatives: tetracycline 500 mg orally 4 times a day for 7 days, erythromycin 500 mg orally twice a day for 7 days, or ofloxacin 200-400 mg orally twice a day for 7 days

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