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Sequelae of gonococcal inflammation of the paraurethral glands in men: paraurethral duct dilatation
  1. Wenge Fan1,
  2. Qingsong Zhang2,
  3. Lin Wang1,
  4. Xun Ye3,
  5. Zhijiang Fan4,
  6. Tingwang Jiang5
  1. 1 Department of Dermatology, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  2. 2 Department of Dermatology, Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  3. 3 Department of Ultrasound, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  4. 4 Department of Urinary Surgery, First People's Hospital of Changsha City, Changsha Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changsha, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  5. 5 Department of Clinical Laboratory, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Wenge Fan, Department of Dermatology, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province 215500, P. R. China; fwgqh{at}sina.com

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The paraurethral ducts in men1 ,2 are small blind channels lined with squamous epithelium that run parallel to the terminal part of the urethra for varying distances, opening near or within the lips of the external meatus.3 Neisseria gonorrhoeae can infect the paraurethral ducts, causing gonococcal inflammation of the paraurethral glands.4 ,5 Ninety-five men were diagnosed with gonococcal inflammation of the paraurethral glands in our department between October 1997 and October 2013. A 5-day to 7-day course of once daily intramuscular ceftriaxone sodium (1 g) completely eliminated the erythematous swelling of the external …

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  • Contributors WF was involved with the design of the study. WF, QZ and LW were involved with patient recruitment. WF and TJ were responsible for laboratory testing and data collection. WF and XY were responsible for high-frequency ultrasound examination and data collection. ZF, QZ and LW were responsible for wedge excision and data collection. All authors analysed these data and reviewed the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was provided by the Ethics Committee of Changshu First People's Hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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