What are the goals of pharmacotherapy 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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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications. Agents used in the management of chlamydial genitourinary infections are treated primarily by administering antibiotics. Treatment of genitourinary chlamydial infection clearly is indicated when the infection is diagnosed or suspected; for sexual partners of the index case; and for patients being treated for gonorrhea.


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