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close this bookStandard Treatment Guidelines for Health Centers (First Edition) - Ethiopia (DACA; 2004; 240 pages)
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentCHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 2. INFECTIOUS DISEASES
close this folderCHAPTER 3. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
View the documentGENITAL ULCER SYNDROME
View the documentINGUINAL BUBO
View the documentLOWER ABDOMINAL PAIN SYNDROME
View the documentSCROTAL SWELLING
View the documentURETHRAL DISCHARGE SYNDROME
View the documentVAGINAL DISCHARGE SYNDROME
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 4. COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 5. NON-INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 6. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 7. PEDIATRIC DISEASES
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 8. /EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
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INGUINAL BUBO

Inguinal bubo is a swelling of inguinal lymph nodes as a result of sexually transmitted infections. Careful evaluation of the patient is important as infections from lower extremities or in the perineum can produce swelling of the lymph nodes in the inguinal region.

Treatment

Non-drug treatment:

Educate, promote and provide condoms, and discuss partner referral and treatment.


Drug treatment:

Benzathine penicillin G, 2.4 million units intramuscularly at a single session (because of the volume of this dose, give it as two injections at separate sites)

(S/E, C/I and dosage forms: see under benzyl penicillin page 39)


PLUS

Erythromycin, 500mg p.o. qid for 15 days.

(For S/E, C/I and dosage forms, see page 19).


OR

Sulfamethoxazole+trimethoprim, 800mg/160 mg p.o. bid., for 15 days. For children 6 weeks - 5 months, 100/20 mg; 6 months - 5 yrs, 200/40 mg; 6 - 12 yrs, 400/80mg bid.

(For S/E and C/I see page 183).

Dosage forms: tablet (adult), 400mg + 80mg; 800mg + 160mg.

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