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December 1972

internal medcine at large

Arch Intern Med. 1972;130(6):805-812. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.03650060001001

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Complicating the gonorrhea problem—asymptomatic males Some servicemen returning from Vietnam bring back more than memories; a significant number have asymptomatic gonococcal infection. Physicians are being warned that, the disease often is resistant to procainepenicillin treatment.

Complicating the gonorrhea problem—asymptomatic males The asymptomatic male has been reported previously but a recent large study of soldiers processed through Ft. Lewis, Wash, showed that 1.6% of the sexually active veterans had asymptomatic gonorrhea.

Complicating the gonorrhea problem—asymptomatic males This study was reported at the 12th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy by H. Hunter Handsfield, MD, senior fellow in infectious diseases, University of Washington.

Complicating the gonorrhea problem—asymptomatic males He and co-authors are studying the prevalence of asymptomatic gonorrhea in servicemen stationed in the United States. According to Dr. Handsfield, preliminary results suggest that, in the study population, the prevalence of asymptomatic gonorrhea may be as high in men as in women.

Highlights of the Month  • Drug combinations, plus group therapy, add up to

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