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Annual screening for chlamydia is recommended of all sexually active women aged <25 years.

Chlamydia is commonly asymptomatic and screening programs can reduce rates of pelvic inflammatory disease. Treatment is with a single dose of 1g of azithromycin or seven days of doxycycline. Alternatives include Ofloxacin, Levofloxacin or Erythromycin.


Workowski KA, Bolan GA; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2015. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2015 Jun 5;64(RR-03):1-137. PMID: 26042815

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Most dental abscess are caused by streptococci (especially viridans) and anaerobic bacteria.

Odontogenic infections can be caused by a variety of organisms including: Anaerobes (e.g. Bacteroides, Prevotella, Peptostreptococcus) and Aerobic bacteria (S Viridans, S Aureus, Coagulase negative staphylococcus, Corynebacterium, Pseudomonas)

Penicillin, Amoxicillin with or without Clavulanic acid and Clindamycin are options for antimicrobial therapy along with referral for dentist for incision and drainage.


Bahl R, Sandhu S, Singh K, Sahai N, Gupta M. Odontogenic infections: Microbiology and management. Contemp Clin Dent. 2014 Jul;5(3):307-11. PMID: 25191064

Bradly JS (ed.) (2018) Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy 24th edition. Itasca, IL:American Academy of Pediatrics