What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with gonococcal arthritis?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Rachel Robbins, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Reevaluate patients to ensure resolution of illness. Reculture all known infected sites at least 5-7 days after the last dose of antibiotic therapy. Patients screened for syphilis must be screened again in 4-6 weeks, and HIV screening must be repeated again in 6 months.

Contact, examine, and possibly treat the patient’s sexual partners.


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