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UK BASHH M. genitalium guidelines updated to include macrolide resistance testing

Important updates to the UK BASHH M. genitalium management guidelines are taking the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) seriously. The draft guidelines have been posted for consultation and include a grade 1B recommendation to test for AMR, stating the importance of knowing the macrolide resistance status to determine whether azithromycin should be prescribed. The guidelines aim to support laboratories in making a case for increased funding to bring in the necessary testing to manage M. genitalium infections and associated AMR.

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