gonorrhoea


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gonorrhoea

(esp US), gonorrhea
an infectious venereal disease caused by a gonococcus, characterized by a burning sensation when urinating and a mucopurulent discharge from the urethra or vagina
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A report reveals infectious syphilis and gonorrhoea, particularly rectal gonorrhoea, have reached the highest levels recorded for several decades.
As outlined in a British Medical Journal editorial, it's a salutary tale of how the wily gonorrhoea bug (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) has become resistant to one antibiotic after another.
Just last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned about a rise in untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea, which have been detected in at least three people across the world.
The bacteria that cause gonorrhoea are particularly smart.
Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the pharynx and saliva: implications for gonorrhoea transmission.
If this azithromycin-resistant strain of gonorrhoea became widespread then ceftriaxone would be the only antibiotic left for doctors to prescribe.
Its president, Dr Elizabeth Carlin, said: "Failure to respond appropriately will jeopardise our ability to treat gonorrhoea effectively and will lead to poorer health outcomes for individuals and society as a whole.
Gonorrhoea is the second most common sexually transmitted infection in England.
The contribution of APTIMA Combo 2 assay to the diagnosis of gonorrhoea in genitourinary medicine setting.
Methodology: A total of 80 clinically suspected cases of gonorrhoea in males of different age groups attending at the Skin and VD out patient department of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), Bangladesh during January to December, 2007 were enrolled.
Cathy Ison, a gonorrhoea expert at the HPA, said: "Our tests have shown a dramatic reduction in the sensitivity of the drug we were using as main treatment for gonorrhoea.
The Health Protection Agency told doctors that the antibiotic normally used to treat gonorrhoea is no longer effective because the sexually transmitted disease is now largely resistant to it, the BBC reported.