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Diagnosis and exclusion of gonorrhoea in women
  1. D Barlow
  1. Lydia Department, Department of Genitourinary Medicine, St Thomas’s Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK;

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    The recent report1 of the death of rectal and throat sampling in women was an exaggeration. I write lest anyone think there has been a conversion from long held,2,3 and recently reiterated4,5 views. Bradbeer and Mears questioned the utility of taking rectal and throat swabs in female gonorrhoea contacts by reference to a poster presentation, of which I was a co-author, at …

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