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How can a multi-drug resistant gonorrhea be treated?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Culture

The physician should take a swab of the infected site and send it for culture(growth) to the lab which will also conduct a "sensitivity" test to see which antibiotics will work and those that are resistant and won't work.
If all else fails, the MD should check with the centers for disease control(cdc) in Atlanta for the latest possible antibiotic Rx for gonorrhea resistant strains.

In brief: Culture

The physician should take a swab of the infected site and send it for culture(growth) to the lab which will also conduct a "sensitivity" test to see which antibiotics will work and those that are resistant and won't work.
If all else fails, the MD should check with the centers for disease control(cdc) in Atlanta for the latest possible antibiotic Rx for gonorrhea resistant strains.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: It depends...

... on the details of antibiotic resistance, which in turn is related to where you are in the world.
Despite all the news stories, true multidrug resistant gonorrhea is still absent in the US, including the NY area. The standard recommended treatment -- a shot of ceftriaxone plus either azithromycin or doxycycline by mouth -- will be 100% effective (assuming you weren't infected in, say, Korea).

In brief: It depends...

... on the details of antibiotic resistance, which in turn is related to where you are in the world.
Despite all the news stories, true multidrug resistant gonorrhea is still absent in the US, including the NY area. The standard recommended treatment -- a shot of ceftriaxone plus either azithromycin or doxycycline by mouth -- will be 100% effective (assuming you weren't infected in, say, Korea).
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine

In brief: Culture

Culture for drug sensitivity to avoid gun slinging antibiotics which are not effective.

In brief: Culture

Culture for drug sensitivity to avoid gun slinging antibiotics which are not effective.
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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
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