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Delayed clearance of Mycoplasma genitalium following azithromycin treatment
  1. Seamus Cook1,
  2. Ruairi James Harwood Conway1,
  3. Nicolas Pinto-Sander2,
  4. Suneeta Soni2
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  2. 2 Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Seamus Cook, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton BN2 0AE, UK; s.cook1{at}

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High levels of antimicrobial resistance are seen globally with Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen) infection,1 and test of cure (TOC) is crucial to determine infection clearance following treatment. BASHH Mgen guidelines2 recommend that TOC is undertaken for all patients 5 weeks after starting treatment. While there is some evidence that performing TOCs before 3 weeks may give false-negative results,1 there is little evidence for the optimum time to TOC. The aim of this …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors SC and RJHC collected and analysed data. NP-S and SS provided supervision. The manuscript was written and amended by all authors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.