On the basis of cervical exam; purulent or mucopurulent discharge.
Recommended Regimens for Presumptive Treatment (CDC)
* Consider concurrent treatment for gonococcal infection if prevalence of gonorrhea is high in the patient population under assessment.
Recommended Regimens for GC*
ceftriaxone 125 mg IM in a single dose
cefixime 400 mg orally in a single dose
ciprofloxacin 500 mg orally in a single dose*
ofloxacin 400 mg orally in a single dose*
levofloxacin 250 mg orally in a single dose*
*Cannot use quinolones unless you know the GC is sensitive.
PearlsWhen you treat GC you always treat Chlamydia and vice versa; treat the partner as well if possible. All from the CDC STD Guidelines of 2002. http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/
ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)
Cervicitis 616.0; chlamydial 099.53; complicating pregnancy or puerperium 646.6; gonococcal (acute) 098.15; syphilitic 095.8; trichomonal 131.09; tuberculous 016.7.