Infectious Disease Compendium

Proctitis

Diagnosis

Inflammation of the rectum.

Epidemiologic Risks

Anal intercourse.

Microbiology

Chlamydia trachomatis, Herpes simplex virus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Empiric Therapy

Get a diagnosis, no need for empiricism.

Pearls

Herpes can present with acute urinary retention.

Rants

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Proctitis 569.49; amebic 006.8; chlamydial 099.52; gonococcal 098.7; granulomatous 555.1; idiopathic 556.2; with ulcerative sigmoiditis 556.3; tuberculous 014.8; ulcerative 556.2; with ulcerative sigmoiditis 556.3.