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Many UK patients with gonorrhoea are given outdated antibiotics

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2880 (Published 29 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2880
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

General practitioners in England are managing chlamydia with the appropriate antibiotics but are not following recommendations for treating gonorrhoea, a study published in the online journal BMJ Open has found.1 This practice could add to the problem of antibiotic resistance, the researchers warn.

For the study researchers analysed anonymous electronic health records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink—a large database containing the health records of around 5.5 …

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