Treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea with single-dose imipenem-cilastatin

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  • Single 500-mg intramuscular doses of imipenem-cilastatin cured 116 (95%) of 122 men and 9 of 9 women with uncomplicated gonorrhea due to β-lactamase-negative Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Most co-existing Chlamydia trachomatis infections persisted. Imipenem-cilastatin is effective for uncomplicated gonorrhea in men but has no advantages over other available regimens.
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  • Verdon MS; Judson FN; Ehret JM; Root CJ; Hook EW; McCormack WM; Frances CA; Draft K; Shands JW; Handsfield HH
  • Start Page

  • 773
  • End Page

  • 774
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 5