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Retrospective Review of Gonococcal and Chlamydial Cases of Epididymitis at 2 Canadian Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinics, 2004–2014

Chen, Justin Z MD*; Gratrix, Jennifer MSc; Brandley, Judith BN; Smyczek, Petra MD; Parker, Penny BN; Read, Ron MD, PhD§; Singh, Ameeta E BMBS, MSc*

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: June 2017 - Volume 44 - Issue 6 - p 359–361
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000602
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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: ameeta@ualberta.ca.

Received for publication November 4, 2016, and accepted January 29, 2017.

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