Lowry and Franks's recent report1 of primary gonorrheal cutaneous infection caused me to recall an unusual case of gonorrhea of the umbilicus which I observed a few years ago.
The patient, a young Greek, had acute urethritis. In excreted pus gonococci were demonstrated in great numbers. Shortly after the onset of the urethritis, his umbilicus became inflamed, and a thick, creamy, purulent discharge developed. Numerous typical gramnegative intracellular diplococci were found in the pus. Long-continued treatment with mild protein silver cured the umbilical infection.
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Templeton HJ. GONORRHEA OF THE SKIN. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(6):436. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510120050015
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