Lower-extremity lymphedema and elevated body-mass index.

  title={Lower-extremity lymphedema and elevated body-mass index.},
  author={Arin K. Greene and Frederick D. Grant and Sumner A. Slavin},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={366 22},
To the Editor: In their summary of the global threat of antibiotic-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Bolan et al. (Feb. 9 issue)1 state that “in patients who are allergic to cephalosporins, the only option is 2 g of azithromycin orally.” However, the aminoglycoside spectinomycin (unavailable in the United States since 2006) has proven efficacy against genital gonococcal infection2 and is recommended for patients in the United Kingdom who are allergic to penicillin.3 Since most gonococcal… CONTINUE READING
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