Update to CDC's sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2006: fluoroquinolones no longer recommended for treatment of gonococcal
Out of the 100 cases of Male urethritis, in 72 cases Gonococcal
infection and in 14 cases Chlamydial infection caused urethritis.
disease is generally rare (13%) and has been reported mostly in immunocompromised patients with complement or other immunological deficiencies [6-9].
Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme.
They also may experience reactive arthritis (a common cause of arthritis in childhood that usually follows a viral infection such as strep, meningitis or gonorrhea) and gonococcal
variants were taken from frozen stocks, plated in GC agar plates (Difco, Becton Dickinson) containing BBL Isovitalex (Becton Dickinson, Sparks, MD, USA), and cultured at 37[degrees]C in 5% C[O.sub.2] for 18 to 20 h to obtain single colonies.
gonorrhoeae facilitates the transmission of HIV, and studies have shown that effective treatment of gonococcal
urethritis in men reduces HIV shedding in the genital tract.
* One describes a study that reminds physicians of the importance of an unusual manifestation of gonococcal
The recommendation to use topical medication (erythromycin ointment) to prevent neonatal gonococcal
eye infection is an update and reaffirmation of a previous recommendation.
The first case of gonococcal
perihepatitis in a male was reported by Kimball and Knee in 1970 (6).
Currently, CDC STD treatment guidelines recommend dual therapy with a cephalosporin antibiotic - Ceftriaxone is preferred - and either azithromycin or doxycycline to treat all uncomplicated gonococcal
infections among adults and adolescents in the United States.
Most of the common sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonococcal
and non-gonococcal urethritis, primary syphilis and trichomoniasis, can be treated in this way, as can genital infections which are not sexually transmitted, such as bacterial vaginosis and genital tract candidiasis [5,12].