Patient :I had unprotected oral sex. My pee began burning a few weeks later so I went to a clinic to get a rectal swab and a urine test. A few days prior to the urine test I took some left over Ceftin (Cefuroxime) which I know does not treat Chlamydia effectively. All my test results came back negative. My pee was still burning so I went to an urgent clinic they performed a urine dip and told me I had a mild infection. My question is would Ceftin mask a positive result for chlamydia?
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
Firstly there may not be a chlamydia infection at all, it could just be an E.COLI or , UREAPLASMA INFECTION, which would have been partially treated with cefuroxime and hence urine test would have come negative but as the course was not completed hence the infection returned. You need togged a urethral swab culture and sensitivity done isolate the causative organism and its sensitivity pattern to drugs to get a sensitive drug prescribed for a complete course of 7 days and get treated.
I hope i have answered your query,
Wishing you good health,
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