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gonococcus

[‚gän·ō′käk·əs]
(microbiology)
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The group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones were used frequently for gonorrhea until a few years ago but are no longer recommended because gonococcus strains resistant to these drugs have spread worldwide and now are common in the United States.
However, until now there have been no reports on the potential effects of gonococcus on macrophages.
Biological risk for HIV infection among 253 women attending an anonymous test center for AIDS Total biological risk 200 (n) 79.1 (%) Abnormal vaginal microflora 109 43.1 (bacterial vaginosis) Cervicitis (Chlamydia and gonococcus) 43 17.0 Vulvovaginitis (candidisis) 43 17.0 HPV infection 22 8.7 Vaginal ulcers 21 8.3 Asymptomatic 151 59.3 Table 3.
It is clear that a new class of therapeutic agent active against the gonococcus is urgently needed but there are no obvious candidates at present.
Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, also called the gonococcus. Untreated gonorrhea can cause infertility, especially in women.
Cases were defined as men having urethral discharge on examination and urethral inflammation documented by the presence of >5 polymorphonuclear cells/high power field with absence of any gonococcus on smear examination after Gram staining and absence of any growth of gonococcus on culture.
"It's not critical if you see the kid swallow the pill or if you're highly confident of her adherence in taking a prescribed medication." A test of cure may be considered if adherence is questionable, but it's important to wait until at least 3 weeks after treatment if you use a nucleic acid amplification technique to determine the presence of the gonococcus. "These tests are so sensitive that they can pick up the slightest level of bacteria."
It is generally accepted that conjunctivitis caused by gonococcus or chlamydia should be suspected in all newborns and in severe cases in sexually active young adults.
But for female patients, a Gram-stained specimen smear is not a reliable means of detecting gonococcus because other normal vaginal or cervical bacteria can resemble Neisseria.