Perianal abscess due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae: an unusual case in the post-antibiotic era

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Jul;22(7):422-3. doi: 10.1007/s10096-003-0958-7. Epub 2003 Jun 24.

Abstract

Described here is the case of a 21-year-old homosexual male patient who presented with perianal abscess without urethritis that was caused by infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Incision and drainage of the abscess and oral penicillin therapy resulted in full healing, without the development of an anal fistula. The spectrum of gonococcal abscesses and the relevant aspects of their management are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / diagnosis
  • Abscess / drug therapy
  • Abscess / microbiology*
  • Adult
  • Anal Canal
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Gonorrhea / diagnosis
  • Gonorrhea / drug therapy
  • Gonorrhea / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / drug effects
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / isolation & purification
  • Penicillins / pharmacology
  • Penicillins / therapeutic use
  • Rectal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Rectal Diseases / drug therapy
  • Rectal Diseases / microbiology*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Penicillins