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What is the most appropriate treatment for rectal Chlamydia trachomatis infection?
  1. E Hathorn1,
  2. D Ward2,
  3. P Goold1
  1. 1 Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Whittall Street Clinic, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2 Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr E Hathorn, Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Whittall Street Clinic, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B4 6DH, UK; emma.hathorn{at}nhs.net

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The updated UK national guideline for the management of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is due to be published, and will for the first time include specific recommendations for the treatment of rectal infection. Azithromycin and doxycycline were thought to be equally efficacious for the treatment of genital CT, but a recent meta-analysis found a benefit of up to 7% in favour of doxycycline. …

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