Abstract: Fifty-seven cases of gonococcal and chlamydial infections complicated by acute epididymitis seen at 2 Alberta STI clinics from 2004 to 2014 were reviewed. The majority responded to treatment recommended by national guidelines. Three of 6 treatment failures were not treated according to guidelines.
The majority of gonococcal and chlamydial cases of acute epididymitis at 2 Canadian sexually transmitted infection clinics were successfully treated with few treatment failures in cases receiving treatment as per national guidelines.
From the *Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta; †STI Centralized Services, Alberta Health Services; ‡Edmonton STI Clinic, Alberta Health Services; and §Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Preliminary data were presented as a poster as follows: Chen JZ, Gratrix J, Brandley J, Smyczek P, Parker P, Read R, Singh AE. Retrospective review of gonococcal and chlamydial cases of epididymitis at 2 Canadian STI clinics, 2004–2014. Infectious Diseases Week, 2015, San Diego, CA, October 7–11, 2015.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Correspondence: Dr. Ameeta Singh, BMBS(UK), MSc, FRCPC, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, 3B20-11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 0L4. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Received for publication November 4, 2016, and accepted January 29, 2017.