Gonorrhea Screening in Male Consorts of Women With Pelvic Infection

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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. © 1977, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.
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  • Gilstrap LC; Herbert WNP; Cunningham FG; Hauth JC; Van Patten HG
  • Start Page

  • 965
  • End Page

  • 966
  • Volume

  • 238
  • Issue

  • 9