Liaison between gynaecologists, microbiologists and genitourinary medicine clinics in the management of patients with genital chlamydia and gonococcal infections

Int J STD AIDS. 1998 Mar;9(3):162-3. doi: 10.1258/0956462981921936.

Abstract

Inadequate treatment and follow-up of women with genital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae can cause long-term morbidity. Inadequate contact tracing can predispose to re-infection. As some women with genital infections present to agencies other than genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics, improved liaison between these and GUM departments are important in safeguarding proper follow-up and contact tracing.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chlamydia Infections / therapy*
  • Contact Tracing
  • Female
  • Female Urogenital Diseases
  • Genital Diseases, Female / therapy*
  • Gonorrhea / therapy*
  • Gynecology
  • Humans
  • Microbiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Physicians*
  • Referral and Consultation*