Anorectal gonococcal infection is particularly prevalent in women and homosexual men. Although the currently recommended Public Health Service therapeutic regimens for uncomplicated gonorrhea appear to be effective also for anorectal gonorrhea in women, their efficacy for anorectal infection in men has not been adequately evaluated. We report a case of gonococcal proctitis in a homosexual man that did not respond to therapy with ampicillin plus probenecid and tetracycline, but subsequently responded to spectinomycin therapy. Currently available therapeutic regimens for anorectal gonococcal infection in males are reviewed.
(Arch Intern Med 137:1234-1235, 1977)