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Sequelae of gonococcal inflammation of the paraurethral glands in men: paraurethral duct dilatation
  1. Wenge Fan1,
  2. Qingsong Zhang2,
  3. Lin Wang1,
  4. Xun Ye3,
  5. Zhijiang Fan4,
  6. Tingwang Jiang5
  1. 1 Department of Dermatology, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  2. 2 Department of Dermatology, Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  3. 3 Department of Ultrasound, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  4. 4 Department of Urinary Surgery, First People's Hospital of Changsha City, Changsha Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changsha, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  5. 5 Department of Clinical Laboratory, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Wenge Fan, Department of Dermatology, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province 215500, P. R. China; fwgqh{at}sina.com

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The paraurethral ducts in men1 ,2 are small blind channels lined with squamous epithelium that run parallel to the terminal part of the urethra for varying distances, opening near or within the lips of the external meatus.3 Neisseria gonorrhoeae can infect the paraurethral ducts, causing gonococcal inflammation of the paraurethral glands.4 ,5 Ninety-five men were diagnosed with gonococcal inflammation of the paraurethral glands in our department between October 1997 and October 2013. A 5-day to 7-day course of once daily intramuscular ceftriaxone sodium (1 g) completely eliminated the erythematous swelling of the external …

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