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European Journal of Clinical Microbiology

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 244–246 | Cite as

Treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis in men with two dosages of ciprofloxacin

  • M. J. A. M. Tegelberg-Stassen
  • J. C. S. van der Hoek
  • L. Mooi
  • J. H. T. Wagenvoort
  • T. van Joost
  • M. F. Michel
  • E. Stolz
Articles Ciprofloxacin: Clinical Experience

Abstract

One hundred and sixty-four male patients suffering from urethral gonorrhoea were treated in an open randomised trial with either 250 mg (n=85) or 500 mg (n=79) ciprofloxacin administered in one tablet. Cure rates in both groups were 100%. Postgonococcal urethritis was observed in 31 of 85 (36%) patients in the first group, and in 21 of 79 patients (27%) in the second group. Side-effects were minor, occurring in four patients in the 250 mg group (4.7%) and in seven in the 500 mg group (8.9%). The side-effects consisted of nausea, diarrhoea and headache. Ciprofloxacin would appear to be a very effective drug in the treatment of urethral gonorrhoea in males.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Male Patient Randomise Trial Effective Drug Urethritis 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. A. M. Tegelberg-Stassen
    • 1
  • J. C. S. van der Hoek
    • 1
  • L. Mooi
    • 2
  • J. H. T. Wagenvoort
    • 2
  • T. van Joost
    • 1
  • M. F. Michel
    • 2
  • E. Stolz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and VenereologyUniversity Hospital Rotterdam-DijkzigtGD RotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Clinical MicrobiologyUniversity Hospital Rotterdam-DijkzigtGD RotterdamThe Netherlands

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