Gentamicin (Garamycin) 2 mg/kg IV or IM loading dose, then 1.7 mg/kg IV/IM q8h (monitor serum levels) [D]

Course: After afebrile for 24 h on IV antibiotics, switch to doxycycline 100 mg PO bid for 14 days [D]. Also, if treating tubo-ovarian abscess, add metronidazole (Flagyl) 500 mg PO bid [B, contraindicated 1st trimester] OR clindamycin (Cleocin) 450 mg PO qid for 14 days [B]. Organisms: N. gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, Enterobacteriaceae, anaerobes


Note: 1998 CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines report that treating partners is unnecessary.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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