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Rectal gonorrhoea in male homosexuals. Presentation and therapy.
  1. J L Fluker,
  2. P Deherogoda,
  3. D J Platt,
  4. A Gerken


    In a review of rectal gonorrhoea 73 episodes were studied in 65 homosexual men. The presenting signs and symptoms were carefully noted. Treatment with a single injection of spectinomycin hydrochloride 2 g resulted in a cure rate of 94.5%. The relatively high treatment failure rate associated with rectal gonorrhoea may possibly be due to microbial mechanisms.

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