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Treatment outcomes and loss to follow-up rate of male patients with gonococcal and nongonococcal urethritis who attended the sexually transmitted disease clinic: An 8-year retrospective study.

Authors
  • Leeyaphan, Charussri1
  • Jiamton, Sukhum1
  • Chanyachailert, Pattriya1
  • Surawan, Theetat1
  • Omcharoen, Viboon1
  • 1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand. , (Thailand)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of sexually transmitted diseases
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
38
Issue
1
Pages
37–42
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.196884
PMID: 28442801
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Almost half of patients with GU or NGU were lost to follow-up, and one-quarter had recurrent urethritis. Fast and easy access to services that provide accurate diagnostic testing and effective treatment should be a public health priority to prevent complications and reduce rates of disease transmission.

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