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Gonococcal Disease

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Basics

Description

  • 2nd most frequently reported STD in US:
    • Estimated 820,000 new cases per year
    • <50% reported
    • Highest rates in 15–24-yr-old males and females, African Americans
    • Increasing incidence in men who have sex with men (MSM):
      • Higher in HIV-positive individuals
    • Humans only known host
  • Concurrent infection with Chlamydia trachomatis is common
  • Affects the urethra, rectum, cervical canal, pharynx, upper female genital tract, and conjunctiva
  • Urethritis most common presentation in men
  • Often asymptomatic in women

Etiology

Neisseria gonorrhoeae:
  • Gram-negative aerobic diplococci

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Citation

Rosen, Peter, et al., editors. "Gonococcal Disease." 5-Minute Emergency Consult, 5th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307552/all/Gonococcal_Disease.
Gonococcal Disease. In: Rosen P, Shayne P, Barkin AZ, et al, eds. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. 5th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307552/all/Gonococcal_Disease. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Gonococcal Disease. (2016). In Rosen, P., Shayne, P., Barkin, A. Z., Wolfe, R. E., Hayden, S. R., Barkin, R. M., & Schaider, J. J. (Eds.), 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307552/all/Gonococcal_Disease
Gonococcal Disease [Internet]. In: Rosen P, Shayne P, Barkin AZ, Wolfe RE, Hayden SR, Barkin RM, Schaider JJ, editors. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307552/all/Gonococcal_Disease.
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