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Max Chernesky, David Patrick, Rosanna Peeling, "Syndromes Associated with Sexually Transmitted Infections", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 16, Article ID 216365, 1 page, 2005. https://doi.org/10.1155/2005/216365
Syndromes Associated with Sexually Transmitted Infections
Excellent technologies have been developed to identify the specific microbial agents of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, chancroid, trichomoniasis, human papillomavirus and HIV infection. However, it is also crucial to recognize syndromes that may be caused by one or more sexually transmitted pathogens. When laboratory services are lacking or are inadequate to provide timely results to enable appropriate treatment, some patients must be managed and treated syndromically. Most Canadian laboratories should be able to provide diagnostic services to determine the etiology of syndromes such as cervicitis, urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, prostatitis, genital ulcers, sexually transmitted infection (STI)-related enteric infections, epididymitis, hepatitis, ophthalmia neonatorum, vulvovaginitis and vaginosis.
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