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7.05 Gonorrhea (Clap)


Presentation

A young man may present with symptoms of urethritis (dysuria, discharge), or perhaps prostatitis (low back pain) or epididymitis (scrotal pain). A young woman may have cervicitis or pelvic infection (low abdominal pain, dysuria, discharge). Both sexes may present with gonococcal proctitis (rectal pain, rectal discharge, tenesmus) or pharyngitis.

What to do:

What not to do:

Discussion

Gonorrhea with arthritis and dermatitis requires a week of antibiotic therapy. The Centers for Disease Control update treatment recommendations every few years, incorporating changes in antibiotics and sensitivity.

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