Retrospective review of the management of epididymo-orchitis in a London-based level 3 sexual health clinic: an audit of clinical practice

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Abstract

The aetiology of epididymo-orchitis is largely related to a patient’s age with sexually transmitted pathogens being the common aetiological agents in those below 35 years of age. In individuals aged over 35, uropathogens represent the commonest cause. National guidelines exist for the appropriate management of this condition and its varying aetiology. We aimed to assess the management of epididymo-orchitis in our clinic with reference to the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV national guidelines. We describe the demographics, investigations, treatment and outcomes of patients presenting with epididymo-orchitis to the John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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