Gonococcal Conjunctivitis Despite Successful Treatment of Male Urethritis Syndrome

Remco P H Peters, Stephan P Verweij, James A McIntyre, Erik Schaftenaar

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    We report a case of progressive, cephalosporin-susceptible, Neisseria gonorrhoeae conjunctivitis despite successful treatment of male urethritis syndrome. We hypothesize that conjunctival infection progressed due to insufficient penetration of cefixime and azithromycin and point out that extragenital infection and male urethritis may not be cured simultaneously in settings where the syndromic approach is used.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)120-1
    Number of pages2
    JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


    • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
    • Azithromycin/therapeutic use
    • Cefixime/therapeutic use
    • Conjunctivitis/drug therapy
    • Gonorrhea/drug therapy
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Neisseria gonorrhoeae/drug effects
    • Urethritis/drug therapy


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