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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-7

Sexually transmitted infections: Need for extragenital screening


Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Benu Dhawan
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_18_46

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Extragenital infections can occur concurrently with simultaneous urogenital infections. Extragenital sites are believed to serve as hidden reservoirs and play a critical role in their transmission. The etiological relationship of the most widespread Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) pathogen to reproductive tract has long been established, but the distribution to extragenital sites appears to be infrequent and its correlation with the sexual practice still requires to be investigated. Optimal-screening strategies for extragenital infections are largely unknown. However, there is a lack of data on clinical outcomes and optimal treatment regimens for rectal and pharyngeal extragenital infections. Further studies are needed in settings other than reproductive health and STD clinics, especially in primary care clinics and resource-limited settings.






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