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Childhood gonorrhoea in Auckland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12552307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To review the Auckland experience of childhood gonorrhoea, with particular regard to inter-agency management and medicolegal outcome. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records at a specialist child abuse assessment unit, and follow up with other agencies involved. RESULTS: Twelve cases of genital gonorrhoea in pre-pubertal children in five years, in contrast to two cases in the preceding six years. Major problems in inter-agency coordination, and an inability to identify the source of the infection in most cases. CONCLUSIONS: Gonorrhoea in the pre-pubertal child is an increasing problem, and is often poorly handled. Proposals for an inter-agency guideline are discussed.
Patrick Kelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2002-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  115     ISSN:  1175-8716     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-28     Completed Date:  2003-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  U201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Whakaruruhau (Child Abuse Assessment Unit), Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Gonorrhea / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
New Zealand / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies

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