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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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Diagnostic tests for chlamydial and gonorrheal infections.
(89) FDA approval was initially given for using DES to treat "gonorrheal vaginitis, engorgement of the breasts due to lactation, excessive menstrual bleeding, and symptoms of menopause." (90) Mitigations at that time included requiring a prescription and denying use by pregnant women.
Among those women without gonorrheal or chlamydial infection, the risk of PID (histologically confirmed endometritis) was further increased with UU-2 (OR, 2.5) and LS/LA (OR, 2.7), but not UP (OR, 0.8).
Considering both the common and less common causes, in this study Gram-positive, Gram-negative, Chlamydial and gonorrheal infections, Brucellosis, fungal infections, tuberculosis, ischaemia, mumps, and autoimmune causes were studied (Table).
get new gonorrheal infections each year and less than half of these infections are reported to CDC.
In 1997, it has been reported that 9% of gonorrheal isolates were resistant to ciprofloxacin, while in 1998 and 1999 the figures were 41 and 49%, respectively, thus demonstrating a dramatic increase in ciprofloxacin-resistant gonorrheal strains (Rahman et al., 2002).
In a prospective multi-centre American study involving more than 2000 men attending STI clinics, there was evidence for an increased incidence of gonorrheal infection in non-circumcised men (odds ratio 1.5), but no difference with respect to Chlamydial infection.[sup.13] In contrast, a randomized controlled study in Kenya examining circumcision status and acquisition of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomonas vaginalis found no reduction of infection in circumcised men.[sup.14] A meta-analysis of 30 observational studies did not show any association between circumcision status and gonococcal or chlamydial urethritis.
Because of these developments, patients who present with an uncomplicated urogenital gonorrheal infection should be treated with a single 250-mg intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone.
While a young adult, he grew rich from developing a treatment against gonorrheal blindness in infants.
(3) In addition, only 2 cases of bilateral MRG have been reported in the literature, 1 case with bilateral gonorrheal ophthalmia neonatorum, (3) and another involving the optic nerves bilaterally and thought to be due to a congenital anomaly.
The authors remark, however, that given the sample randomization, the controlled analyses and the lack of difference in gonorrheal prevalence between the two groups, it is likely that the difference in HPV prevalence at 21 months was due to the protective effect of the circumcision intervention on HPV infection.
* Other: leprosy (62 cases), infants' gonorrheal conjunctivitis (87 cases), trachoma (20 cases).