PHYSICIANS interested in the treatment of venereal disease have been stimulated by the advent of the antibiotics to investigate the potentialities of these drugs in this field of endeavor. This discussion is concerned with the value of the commonly used antibiotics in the treatment of gonorrhea and its cutaneous manifestations, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and granuloma inguinale. More studies have been conducted to evaluate these drugs in the treatment of gonorrhea than in any other one of the venereal diseases, primarily because of the predominance of this infection. This report presents a review of the current literature as well as a summary of the work done in the department of dermatology and syphilology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
There have been numerous reports attesting the value of penicillin in the treatment of gonorrhea.1 It is an established fact that penicillin in doses sufficient to produce
ROBINSON HM. THE TREATMENT OF GRANULOMA INGUINALE, LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM, CHANCROID, AND GONORRHEA. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(3):284–293. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570090031004
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