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Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone, and Joint Infections 

Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone, and Joint Infections
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Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone, and Joint Infections
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Elie F. Berbari

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0047
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date: 19 October 2019

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain a major public health burden. About 19 million STIs occur annually in the United States. Rates of STIs are higher in young African American women and in men who have sex with men. The most common STIs are human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, chlamydia, herpes simplex virus infection, and trichomoniasis. Although selected types of HPV are preventable with vaccination, other STIs require effective barriers to prevent transmission. These infections are characterized by their clinical presentations: 1) genital ulcers and lesions, 2) urethritis, 3) pelvic inflammatory disease, 4) vulvovaginitis and cervicitis, and 5) urinary tract infections.

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