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Treating gonococcal urethritis in men: oral amoxycillin potentiated by clavulanate compared with intramuscular procaine penicillin.
  1. A S Latif,
  2. J Sithole,
  3. S Bvumbe,
  4. B Gumbo,
  5. M Kawemba,
  6. R S Summers


    In a study of 121 men with uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis, 64 were treated orally with a single dose of 3 g amoxycillin and 250 mg of the specific beta-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanic acid, and 57 with a single intramuscular injection of 2.4 MU procaine penicillin. After seven days, six (9.4%) patients treated with amoxycillin and clavulanic acid were still culture positive for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, compared with 26.3% of those treated with procaine penicillin.

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