Gynecologic Infections



Lymphogranuloma Venereum

Lymphogranuloma Venereum

  ETIOLOGY   Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted systemic disease. C. trachomatis is the causative agent. There are three serotypes: LI, L2, and L3. LGV is rare in the United States (285 cases…


CHLAMYDIA TREATMENT REGIMEN

CHLAMYDIA TREATMENT REGIMEN

  Recommended Doxycycline, 100 mg PO, bid x 7 days Azithromycin, 1 g PO, single dose   Alternative Ofloxacin, 300 mg PO, bid x 7 days Erythromycin base, 500 mg PO, qid x 7 days…


detect Chlamydia antigens

Nonculture tests can detect Chlamydia antigens

DIAGNOSIS   Cell cultures are the gold standard as specificity approaches 100%. This is essential for medical—legal situations. Nonculture tests can detect Chlamydia antigens with 97% to 99% specificity. Direct fluorescent antibody (Micro Trak) Enzyme…