Gonococcal Conjunctivitis Despite Successful Treatment of Male Urethritis Syndrome

Remco P.H. Peters*, Stephan P. Verweij, James A. McIntyre, Erik Schaftenaar

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We report a case of progressive, cephalosporin-susceptible, Neisseria gonorrhoeae conjunctivitis despite successful treatment of male urethritis syndrome. We hypothesize that conjunctival infection progressed due to insufficient penetration of cefixime and azithromycin and point out that extragenital infection and male urethritis may not be cured simultaneously in settings where the syndromic approach is used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-121
Number of pages2
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

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