Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can infect both men and women and typically affects one or more of the following:
Most new cases of the infection occur in women. Women who are infected with gonorrhea may also transmit the bacteria to their newborns during childbirth. Gonorrhea infections in babies typically affect their eyes.
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done on the basis of the symptoms and usually the general physician would take samples of the culture from the area.
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION TREATED?
The treatment includes the administration of antibiotics like cephalosporins which can be given by intravenous means rather than orally. Also, the doctor will try to find the source of the infection and the couple may be asked to abstain from sex during the duration of the treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Gonococcal infections include urogenital, anorectal, pharyngeal, and conjunctival infections. Risk factors include high-risk sexual behaviour and age younger than 25 years