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Inhibition of Neisseria gonorrhoeae by vaginal lubricants
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  1. R E Holliman,
  2. J D Johnson,
  3. F Davidson
  1. St George’s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Holliman;
 rhollima{at}sghms.ac.uk

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Microbiology culture remains the diagnostic standard for gonococcal infection. Isolation of the pathogen confirms the clinical diagnosis and allows assessment of the antimicrobial susceptibility of the gonococcal strain, guiding effective therapy. The sensitivity of endocervical swab culture has been reported as 80–90% but this varies with the quality of culture media and adequacy of the specimen.1 The gonococcus is a nutritionally demanding …

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