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Response of pharyngeal gonorrhoea to single dose penicillin treatment.
  1. M Z Sulaiman,
  2. C M Bates,
  3. J B Bittiner,
  4. C A Dixon,
  5. R C Slack


    The prevalence of gonococcal infection of the pharynx in 205 women, 331 heterosexual men, and 11 homosexual men with gonorrhoea was 6.8%, 4.2%, and 27.3% respectively. In only one patient, a heterosexual man, was the pharynx the sole site of infection. Throat symptoms were found in 7% of women, 21% of heterosexual men, and none of the homosexual men. Orogenital contact was reported by 29% of women, 36% of heterosexual men, and all the homosexual men. A single intramuscular dose of 1.8 g Bicillin (procaine penicillin 1.5 g plus benzyl penicillin 300 mg) cured 90% of patients.

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