PAUL O. HAGEMANN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; AARON HENDIN, M.D.; HAROLD H. LURIE, M.D.; MARVIN STEIN, M.D.
Therapeutic results in gonococcal arthritis have improved materially since the introduction of antibiotic agents. Detailed information regarding the efficacy of this therapy is sufficiently meager to justify the addition of results obtained in a recent series of cases.
Evaluation of any therapeutic procedure necessitates an understanding of the natural course of the disease being studied. Untreated genital gonorrhea undergoes spontaneous cure in 17 per cent of cases.1 Key2 has stated that gonorrheal arthritis is, in many instances, a self-limited disease. In untreated patients, the incidence of complications such as prostatitis, epididymitis, salpingitis and arthritis is high, being 37.9 per cent
HAGEMANN PO, HENDIN A, LURIE HH, STEIN M. THERAPY OF GONOCOCCAL ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:77–89. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-77
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