What are the treatment options for gonococcal tenosynovitis?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Admit the patient to the hospital with IV or intramuscular (IM) antibiotics (eg, ceftriaxone or spectinomycin). Surgical drainage may be indicated if antibiotic therapy does not significantly improve the patient’s condition within 48 hours.


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