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Description:This patient presented with gonococcal urethritis, which became systemically disseminated leading to gonococcal conjunctivitis of the right eye. See PHIL 16400, for the appearance of her eye 24 hours following treatment with 4.8 million units of aqueous procaine penicillin G (APPG) and probenicid.
If untreated Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria may spread to the bloodstream and, thereby, throughout the body. The most common symptoms are then rash and joint pains, as well such as conjunctivitis, but other generalized symptoms may result.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Joe Miller, VD
Creation Date:1976
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Links:CDC - Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention: Gonorrhea
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