Penile edema in childhood gonorrhea

Gary Fleisher, Dee Hodge, William Cromie

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A two-year-old boy with painless penile edema was seen in our emergency department. No discharge was present initially, but palpation of the urethra expressed a drop of material from the meatus. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was isolated, and the edema resolved rapidly following penicillin treatment. This report provides, to our knowledge, the first description of penile venereal edema in a child and discusses the diagnostic considerations in penile swelling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-315
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1980


  • gonorrhea
  • pediatric
  • penile edema
  • veneral disease


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