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October 1984

Genitale Kontaktinfektionen

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San Diego

 

by Anton Luger, 213 pp, with 16 illus and 21 tables, 24.80 deutsche marks, New York, Georg Thieme Verlag, 1982.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(10):1386. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650460130039

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Abstract

Anton Luger of the University of Vienna has written a 213-page compendium on genital contact infections. He chose this term instead of venereal diseases, since, in his opinion, the latter term is inadequate. He also points out that the term sexually transmitted diseases, the synonym for genital contact infections, should be replaced by the term sexually transmittable diseases.

This small book contains the latest developments in the field. It includes the newest diagnostic methods and the most effective therapy for syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and granuloma inguinale, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases, such as candidiasis, trichomoniasis, nongonorrheal urethritis caused by chlamydiae, mycoplasma organisms and other bacteria, condylomata acuminata, herpes genitalis, molluscum contagiosum, scabies, and pediculosis pubis. The treatment schedules are in accordance with the late test recommendations of the World Health Organization. Furthermore, the pharmacologic actions of the drug used, their side effects, and the factors leading

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