copious leukocytes

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    A 20-year-old male college student is evaluated on Tuesday morning because of a 2-day history of urethral discharge and dysuria. Gram stain and smear of a thick discharge show copious leukocytes and numerous gram-negative intracellular diplococci, and treatment for gonorrhea and possible occult Chlamydia infection is begun.

    In addition to advice about barrier precautions, which of the following should be discussed as a way to prevent future sexually transmitted diseases in this patient?

    A. Using caution about alcohol consumption
    B. Asking sexual partners if they might have gonorrhea
    C. Showering shortly after sex
    D. Taking prophylactic antibiotics after sex

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