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261. STI Screening In An Urban Emergency Department Based On Chief Complaint

01 Feb 2019

Adolescents are disproportionally affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and frequently seek care for sexual health in the emergency department (ED) setting. Unfortunately STI testing is not routinely conducted in the ED leading to under-diagnosis and treatment. Although STIs are frequently asymptomatic, symptoms associated with STIs include dysuria, vaginal/urethral bleeding or discharge, or lower abdominal pain. Patients may present to the ED for reasons unrelated to STIs (e.g. ankle injury) but may endorse STI-related symptoms if asked.

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