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