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Int J STD AIDS. 2019 May;30(6):610-612. doi: 10.1177/0956462418816496. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Successful treatment of gonococcal osteomyelitis with one week of intravenous antibiotic therapy.

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1 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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2 School of Medicine, Universidad Libre, Cali, Colombia.
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3 School of Medicine, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira.
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4 Unidad de Investigación, Hospital Infantil de México, Federico Gómez, México City, México.
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5 Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Hospital, Colorado, USA.

Abstract

Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In a minority of cases, a disseminated infection can occur including gonococcal osteoarticular disease. With the steep and sustained increase in STIs in the US, we could see invasive gonococcal disease more often. Most cases of gonococcal osteomyelitis receive prolonged courses of antibiotic therapy. We report here the successful treatment of gonococcal osteomyelitis with one week of antibiotic therapy. Given the emergence of bacterial resistance worldwide and associated side effects, it is crucial to limit antibiotic exposures to the smallest effective dose possible.

KEYWORDS:

Gonorrhea; duration; osteomyelitis; treatment

PMID:
31074358
DOI:
10.1177/0956462418816496

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