Gonorrhea Screening in Male Consorts of Women With Pelvic Infection

L. C. Gilstrap, W. N P Herbert, F. G. Cunningham

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Abstract

Neisseria gonorrhoeae was isolated from 39% of male contacts of women with acute gonococcal pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); 22% of these men were asymptomatic. More than half of those women with gonococcal PID had at least one male sexual consort with gonorrhea. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was isolated from 15% of male contacts of women with nongonococcal PID; 30% were asymptomatic. Since a substantial number of male contacts of women with acute PID will have cultures positive for N gonorrhoeae and are asymptomatic, all male sexual consorts should be examined and have cultures grown for gonorrhea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-966
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume238
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 29 1977

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  • Medicine(all)

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