Common Stds

Gonorrhea Summary

Gonorrhea In Brief

Gonorrhea is one of the most commonly occurring stds.

It is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Occurs simultaneously in around 50% of cases with Chlamydia or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) depending on the sex of the individual infected.

Gonorrhea is spread by sexual contact and can also be spread by vertical transmission from mother to newborn baby.

Treatable with some antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant strains are becoming more common, with resistance now widespread against penicillin, amoxicillin and ampicillin.




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