Of 104 male and nine female patients with uncomplicated acute gonorrhoea who were treated with spectinomycin (males 2 g., females 4 g.), two patients (one male and one female) were considered to be treatment failures. No conclusions can be drawn from the small numbers of female patients investigated. Of the 104 male patients, 93 were followed for 2 weeks or more, giving a failure rate of 1-1 per cent. The drug was well tolerated. Sensitivity tests were carried out on 44 strains of N. gonorrhoeae; 42 strains were sensitive to 2-5 mug./ml. spectinomycin and all strains were sensitive to 5 mug./ml.
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