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Anorectal Gonorrhea Presenting as Ulcerative Proctitis

Authors: STEPHEN R. ZELLNER MD, WALTER L. TRUDEAU MD

Abstract

Rectal gonorrhea is frequently difficult to differentiate from the multiple clinical entities causing proctitis. A 21-year-old woman with asymptomatic urogenital gonorrhea who presented with symptoms of proctitis is presented. Resolution of symptoms and pathologic changes occurred following penicillin therapy. Gonococcal infection of the rectum should be considered in female patients presenting with proctitis.

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