Effectiveness of ofloxacin in the treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae cervical infection

Sebastian Faro, Mark G. Martens, Maurizio Maccato, Hunter A. Hammill, Scott Roberts, Gerald Riddle

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Abstract

Forty patients with cervical infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis were treated with ofloxacin (20) or doxycycline (20). Ofloxacin was successful in eradicating C. trachomatis from all 20 (100%) patients. Doxycycline was effective in 18 or 20 (90%) patients. Three patients had a concomitant cervical gonococcal infection. All three were successfully treated: one with ofloxacin and two with doxycycline. Ofloxacin, 300 mg, taken twice daily for 7 days, is effective in eradicating endocervical C. trachomatis infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1380-1383
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume164
Issue number5 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Keywords

  • C
  • Cervicitis
  • gonorrhoeae
  • N
  • trachomatis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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