Ann Dermatol.  1989 Jul;1(2):69-72. 10.5021/ad.1989.1.2.69.

Treatment of Gonorrhoea


Because of increasing resistance of circulating N. gonorrhoeae and frequent failures in the treatment of gonorrhoea, intensive work on gonorrhoea has become of paramount importance. During January 1980-April 1984, at the Choong-Ku VD Clinic in Seoul, 3,340 male patients with uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis were treated with various treatment regimens. Diagnosis of gonorrhoea and declaration of a treatment failure were made on the basis of positive urethral culture. In 1984, the prevalence of Penicillinase Producing N. gonorrhoeae (PPNG) was about 30%, The pretreatment minimun inhibitory concentration of various antibiotics were quite high. Even for non-PPNG urethritis standard penicillin regimens gave unsatisfactory results. For PPNG urethritis, only spectinomycin, cefoperazone and cefotaxim-probenecid regimens gave satisfactory results. No spectmomycin resistant strain of N. gonorrhoeae has been found since 1982 at the Choong-Ku VD Clinic. As an agent of single drug therapy, spectinomycin seems to be one of the most cost effective drugs in the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhoea in men.


PPNG; Spectinomycin; Treatment of gonorrhoea
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