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Disseminated Gonorrhoea

Disseminated Gonorrhoea

Disseminated Gonorrhoea

David Barlow, Amandeep Gill  and Jonathan Ross
David Barlow, Amandeep Gill and Jonathan Ross
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 14 Jun 2018
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Last updated: 24 Mar 2020

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This session covers recognition, diagnosis and management of disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) at a specialist level. Current knowledge about pathogenesis of gonococcal infection, including host defence and virulence factors, is discussed.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Recognise the limitations in our understanding of the pathogenesis of DGI
• Recognise the greater frequency of DGI in certain sections of the community
• Recall the epidemiology and varied presentation of DGI
• Recognise the consequences of involvement of organs other than skin and joints
• Select appropriate methods for diagnosis and exclusion of DGI
• Advise on appropriate antibiotic regimens for disseminated gonorrhoea
David Barlow, Amandeep Gill  and Jonathan Ross

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David Barlow, Amandeep Gill and Jonathan Ross
on behalf of Health Education England

David Barlow -

Dr Barlow was appointed Consultant in GU Medicine at St Thomas' Hospital, and later Guy's Hospital, in 1976. He retired from clinical work in 2013, but continues to write and lecture.

His interest in gonorrhoea led to an invitation to lecture on Disseminated Gonococcal Infection at the 13th Advanced Medicine Conference at the Royal College of Physicians in 1977. He has published widely on gonococcal infection and was lead author of the chapter on gonorrhoea in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine for the 3rd, 4th and 5th editions. His other main research interest has been in the epidemiology of HIV transmission in heterosexuals.

The third edition of Dr Barlow's monograph 'Sexually Transmitted Infections – The Facts' was published by the Oxford University Press in 2011.

He has represented the United Kingdom in Europe for nearly 30 years, at first on the UEMS and latterly on IUSTI. In 2010 he was elected as the first Senior Counsellor for the European Branch of IUSTI.

Amandeep Gill -
Specialty Registrar

Dr Amandeep Gill is a Specialty Registrar in Genitourinary Medicine on the West Midlands Deanery rotation, based in Birmingham. She has special interests in bacterial STIs and medical education.

Jonathan Ross -
Professor of Sexual Health and HIV

Jonathan Ross is Professor of Sexual Health and HIV in Birmingham. He qualified from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1986 and subsequently obtained dual accreditation in general medicine and genitourinary medicine. He has worked as a consultant physician in Birmingham, UK, since 1997.

He is vice-president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, editor of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment journal and sits on the IUSTI World Executive committee. He is also an associate editor of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, a member of the editorial board for European Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guidelines and sits on the Primary Care Health Technology Assessment Panel for UK NIHR.

Professor Ross is the author of UK and European Guidelines on Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and he has written a number of chapters on pelvic infection for medical textbooks. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Cochrane Collaboration Sexually Transmitted Diseases Collaborative Review Group and International Journal of STD and AIDS journal. His research interests are pelvic infection, gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, HIV, and sexual health care service delivery.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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