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Enoxacin as one day oral treatment of men with anal or pharyngeal gonorrhoea.
  1. M Bakhtiar,
  2. P L Samarasinghe
  1. Department of Medical Microbiology, Westminster Hospital, London.


    The efficacy of two regimens of oral enoxacin (400 mg as a single dose or two 200 mg doses 12 hours apart) to treat anal and pharyngeal gonorrhoea was compared. Fifty men with confirmed gonorrhoea (40 with anal, six with pharyngeal, and four with both) were treated and assessed three to five and seven to 14 days after treatment. Of 44 evaluable patients who attended the first follow up, including those who were infected with penicillinase producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae (PPNG), all were cured. No haematological or biochemical abnormality associated with enoxacin was observed. Nine patients reported minor adverse effects during the trial period, only one of which was considered probably related to the treatment. Both regimens of 400 mg enoxacin were effective in treating anal and pharyngeal gonorrhoea.

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