What are prevention considerations when treating a patient with gonorrhea?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Answer

As discussed in the Workup section, females with diagnosed or suspected sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) should have a concomitant pregnancy test. This guides further care and allows treatment with medications that are not approved for use in pregnancy.

Identification and treatment of the patient's partner and any partners of the partner are important to prevent reinfection and complications.

Prevention of neonatal disease is with the use of silver nitrate, erythromycin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, or erythromycin eye drops.


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