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Chapter 80. Sexually Transmitted Infections

Student Questions

Penicillin is the drug of choice in which of the following conditions?

A. Syphilis

B. Chlamydia

C. Genital warts

D. Chancroid

Answer: A

Option A: Correct. Penicillin is the drug of choice for all stages of syphilis.

Option B: Incorrect. Azithromycin is commonly prescribed for chlamydial infections.

Option C: Incorrect. Podofilox, imiquimod, sinecatechins, BCA, TCA, and cryotherapy is preferred for genital warts.

Option D: Incorrect. Azithromycin, erythromycin, or ciprofloxacin may be used to treat chancroid.

Which of the following agents should be prescribed for a gonococcal infection of the cervix?

A. Ceftriaxone

B. Azithromycin

C. Penicillin G

D. Metronidazole

Answer: A

Option A: Correct. Ceftriaxone and spectinomycin may be used.

Option B: Incorrect. Azithromycin is prescribed for chlamydial infections.

Option C: Incorrect. Penicillin is preferred for treponemal infections.

Option D: Incorrect. Metronidazole is preferred for bacterial vaginosis.

Which of the following regimens is considered to be effective treatment for disseminated gonococcal infection?

A. Ofloxacin 400 mg orally three times daily for 14 days

B. Benzathine penicillin 2.4 million units once weekly for 3 weeks

C. Azithromycin 1 g as a one-time dose

D. Ceftriaxone 1 g IM or IV every 24 hours until improvement is noted

Answer: D

Option A: Incorrect. Ofloxacin is not used for gonococcal infections.

Option B: Incorrect. Benzathine penicillin is employed in treponemal infections.

Option C: Incorrect. Azithromycin is preferred in chlamydial infections.

Option D: Correct. Ceftriaxone 1 g IM or IV every 24 hours until improvement is noted is preferred for disseminated gonococcal infections.

Which of the following stages of syphilis involves skin surfaces of the hands and feet?

A. Primary

B. Secondary

C. Latent early

D. Latent late

Answer: B

Option A: Incorrect. The primary stage ...

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