After adjusting for these factors, women with mucopurulent
cervicitis had a modest, but nonsignificant, 60% increased risk of the infection, compared with those without mucopurulent
nasal discharge of 4 days' duration, intermittent cough.
PLAYA HERRADURA, COSTA RICA -- Among women with bacterial vaginosis, most mucopurulent
cervicitis is not associated with gonorrhea or chlamydia infection, results of a study of young women in high-risk settings suggest.
The airway-confined, but cell-free, sooty aggregates were identified in conjunction with mucopurulent
exudate (Figure 1; case 1).
About two-thirds of each group received treatment before their laboratory results confirmed a diagnosis of chlamydia--either because they had clinical signs of infection (nongonococcal urethritis or epididymitis in men; mucopurulent
cervicitis or pelvic inflammatory disease in women; or gonorrhea in either) or because they had a partner with suspected or confirmed chlamydia infection.
A 27-year-old Hispanic man from Central America presented to his primary care physician with an 8-year history of chronic sinusitis, mucopurulent
nasal discharge, progressive hoarseness, and exertional dyspnea.
One juvenile male with pectus excavatum had marked mucopurulent
rhinorrhea, coughing, lethargy, tachypnea, dyspnea, and partial anorexia; he was also given an intramuscular broad-spectrum antimicrobial drug (ceftiofur, 25 mg/kg).
2) At that level, mucopurulent
discharge was observed originating from the proximal aspect of the sac.
An endoscopic examination showed mucopurulent
drainage coming from the middle meatus.
If the signs indicate infection (ie, the presence of some mucopurulent
discharge as opposed to simply excessive lacrimation), then antibiotic treatment would be appropriate, eg, with chloramphenicol or even fusidic acid viscous eye drops.
Loss of the CFTR protein leads to chronic airway inflammation in association with obstruction and mucopurulent
secretions, all of which provoke persistent coughing.
Women between the ages of 15 and 30 years were eligible for study enrollment if they had clinical evidence of mucopurulent
cervicitis (purulent cervical discharge), if they were recently diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia and were not yet treated, if they were diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, or if they reported sexual contact with a male diagnosed with gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis.