Household epidemics of gonorrhoea are relatively rare in the United Kingdom. We report a cluster of cases of gonococcal infection in four children living in one household. The cases show the importance of full screening, including pharyngeal cultures, of all family members when paediatric gonorrhoea is diagnosed. Our cases also suggest that both boys and girls should be screened for gonorrhoea when gonococcal infection is found in an adult member of the household.
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