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5.  Bony symptoms in secondary syphilis. 
Aching bony pains were prominent in six of 144 cases of secondary syphilis. These pains included headache, backache, aching pains in the limbs, and chest pains. The cause of some of these pains is not clear, but it is important to recognize that secondary syphilis may present with a variety of pains.
PMCID: PMC1045257  PMID: 132224
7.  Oral contraceptive use and prevalence of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in women. 
One thousand eight non-pregnant women aged 16-34 years, presenting for the first time at a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases (STD), were examined and screened for infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Candida species. The respective prevalence rates were 21.1%, 20.7%, 13.4%, and 27.8%. Isolation rates for C trachomatis, either occurring alone or in association with other genital infections, were significantly greater in women using oral contraceptive agents. This was not because oral contraceptive users were more promiscuous. The findings strengthen the case for providing a routine chlamydial culture service for women attending STD clinics. They also indicate that the likelihood of chlamydial infection in women taking oral contraceptives is increased.
PMCID: PMC1045914  PMID: 7237082
9.  Isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis from women attending a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. 
Attempts were made to isolate Chlamydia trachomatis from the cervix of 300 women attending a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases in Leeds. The women were divided into four groups; (1) 130 were consorts of men suffering from non-specific urethritis; (2) 66 were suffering from gonorrhoea, or were consorts of men suffering from this disease; (3) 56 were suffering from other sexually transmitted diseases; (4) 48 had no evidence of STD. The overall isolation rate of Chlamydia trachomatis was 20%. Positive results were obtained in 30%. of Group 1, in 27-3%. of Group 2, in 3-6%. of Group 3, and in 2-1%. of Group 4. No pathogenic sign or symptom of Chlamydia trachomatis infection of the cervix was detected.
PMCID: PMC1045318  PMID: 1009420
12.  Comparison of minocycline and ampicillin in gonococcal urethritis. 
A prospective, randomised, single-blind trial was carried out to compare the efficacy and tolerability of minocycline and ampicillin in the treatment of gonorrhoea in men. One hundred and twenty men were treated with minocycline 300 mg and 121 men with ampicillin 2 g and probenecid 1 g. Cure rates were similar in both groups of patients. There were few side effects. Of 135 strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae tested to different concentrations of minocycline and penicillin, two were resistant to penicillin (minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) greater than or equal to 0.1 microgram/ml) and seven to minocycline (MIC greater than 1.0 microgram/ml). The incidence of PGU was 31% in those patients treated with minocycline and 34% in those treated with ampicillin plus probenecid, the difference not being statistically significant. PGU occurred more often after treatment with minocycline than in previous studies.
PMCID: PMC1045699  PMID: 393363
13.  Clotrimazole (Canesten) in the treatment of candidal balanitis in men. With incidental observations on diabetic candidal balanoposthitis. 
Clotrimazole 1% (Canesten) cream was used in a trial comprising 138 men with candidal balanitis. Eighty-six (91%) out of 94 men were asymptomatic after seven days and 57 (98%) of 58 men were asymptomatic after three weeks' treatment. After seven days, Candida albicans could no longer be cultured from 86 (90%) of 96 men, nor from 55 (95%) of 58 men three weeks after treatment. Microscopical examination gave varying results. Fifteen (10.9%) of 138 men were found to have diabetes mellitus; this group was significantly older than the non-diabetics. It is concluded that treatment with clotrimazole for seven days is effective in the treatment of candidal balanitis.
PMCID: PMC1045486  PMID: 656891

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