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Quinolones as an alternative treatment of chlamydial, mycoplasma and gonococcal urogenital infections

Quinolones as an alternative treatment of chlamydial, mycoplasma and gonococcal urogenital infections

Dermatology 185(2): 128-131

We report the results of several trials aimed at evaluating the quinolones in urogenital infections. In Chlamydia trachomatis infections, ofloxacin (200 mg b.i.d. for 10 days) gave a cure rate of 98% (n = 66), and fleroxacin (400 mg s.i.d. for 7 days) provided a cure rate of 89% (n = 19). A double-blind study comparing fleroxacin (600 mg s.i.d.) to doxycycline (100 mg b.i.d.) for 7 days showed similar high cure rates for both regimens (100%; n = 23). In Mycoplasma hominis infections, ofloxacin (200 mg b.i.d. for 10 days) yielded a cure rate of 86% (n = 50) for M. hominis and 55% (n = 43) for Ureaplasma urealyticum. Gonococcal infections (n = 122) were all cured by a single dose of 200 mg ofloxacin. Both ofloxacin and fleroxacin were well tolerated and may be recommended for patients with chlamydial or uncomplicated gonococcal infections, although 600 mg fleroxacin showed a higher incidence of adverse events compared to doxycycline.

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PMID: 1421625

DOI: 10.1159/000247427

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