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Self-Study STD Module - Chlamydia

Patient Management/Treatment (continued)

Treatment of Chlamydial Infection in Children
Recommended Regimens
Children who weigh ≤45 kg:
Erythromycin base or ethylsuccinate 50 mg/kg/day orally divided into 4 doses daily for 14 days

Children who weigh ≥45 kg but who are aged <8 years:
Azithromycin 1 g orally in a single dose

Children aged ≥8 years:
Azithromycin 1 g orally in a single dose
OR
Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day for 7 days

Sexual abuse must be considered a cause of chlamydial infection in pre-adolescent children, although perinatally transmitted C. trachomatis infection of the nasopharynx, urogenital tract, and rectum may persist for greater than one year.

Treatment of Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)
Recommended Regimen
Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day for 21 days

Alternative Regimen
Erythromycin base 500 mg orally 4 times a day for 21 days

Some experts believe azithromycin 1 gram orally once weekly for 3 weeks is likely to be effective, although clinical data are lacking. The activity of azithromycin against C. trachomatis suggests that it may be effective in multiple doses.

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