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.