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Gonorrhea Goes Rogue as STDs Increase in US

Diane Luke
Senior Editor, TipsHire

Gonorrhea is an infectious-contagious disease, commonly known as sculpting or blenorrhage, transmitted by unprotected sex, both vaginally and orally, or anal, being classified as a sexually transmitted disease. Neisseria gonorrheae, responsible for the appearance of gonorrhea, was discovered in 1879 by biologist Albert Neisser as a human specific microbe.

Gonorrhea is a human pathogen that has developed mechanisms of resistance to host’s immune system attacks.

According to studies conducted by the World Health Organization, there are between 60 and 70 million new cases reported annually.

Infertility is the most serious problem that can be caused to infected people, as well as increasing the risk of HIV infection. According to Michael A. Apicella, M.D., professor of microbiology and head of the Neisseria Gonorrhoeae group of researchers, the gonorrhea infection is manifested differently in women and men, using different pathogenetic mechanisms.

According to official statistics published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people aged between 15 and 24 years of age are the most affected age group by Gonorrhea infections.

Gonorrhea symptoms

The incubation period of Gonorrhea, the time from the infection to the first symptoms, is between 3 and 21 days. There are cases of men and women who are asymptomatic until serious complications arise.

Symptoms of Gonorrhea in women:

  • Fatigue
  • Latency in urination
  • Pain during urination
  • Abnormal vaginal secretions, white to yellowish in color
  • Pain during sex

Symptoms of Gonorrhea in men:

  • Penis secretions of white to yellowish in color
  • Pain during urination
  • Latency in urination
  • Abdominal pain

Gonorrhea complications

Gonorrhea infection can not lead to serious complications. The infection can be transmitted from mother to fetus, so it is recommended to test both partners for sexually transmitted diseases before pregnancy.

Complications of Gonorrhea that may occur in children:

  • Eyeball infection
  • Irreversible damage to reproductive organs and infertility implicitly

Complications of Gonorrhea that may occur in adults:

  • Infertility
  • Ectopic pregnancy which in rare cases can lead to the death of the mother
  • Arthritis
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Gonorrhea is an infectious-contagious disease, commonly known as sculpting or blenorrhage, transmitted by unprotected sex, both vaginally and orally, or anal, being classified as a sexually transmitted disease. Neisseria gonorrheae, responsible for the appearance of gonorrhea, was discovered in 1879 by biologist Albert Neisser as a human specific microbe.
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