Gonorrhea - Definition

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Definition


Gonorrhea is a disease caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). In men, gonorrhea leads to inflammation of the urethra, responsible for burning during the passing of urine and often a whitish discharge from the urethra, and in women, the same symptoms, with an inflammation of the vagina and vulva. This bacteria can be detected through samples of the secretions, which are rarely necessary. The treatment of gonorrhea is based on antibiotics and a review of other STDs is recommended. Partners should be screened and treated if necessary and sexual intercourse must be protected until healed.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:50 AM by Jeff.
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