CDC Releases Updated Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations

Published: 12/24/2020

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
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  • Critical Access Hospitals,
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its recommendation for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea in adolescents and adults. 

Gonorrhea should now be treated with just one higher dose (500 mg) injection of ceftriaxone. Dual therapy is no longer the recommended approach. 

The new recommendations are available in 2020 Update to CDC's Treatment for Gonococcal Infections, a special policy note published on December 17 in MMWR

According to the CDC

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