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What are the symptoms of neisseria gonorrhoeae?

What are the symptoms of neisseria gonorrhoeae?

N. GON.: In males it is usually a persistant urethral discharge. It can be much more subtle in females until it gets higher in the reproductive tract where it causes pain and fever. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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Why would someone need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

Why would someone  need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

N. gonorrheae cultur: Might be needed to be certain the right antibiotic is used to fight the infection. Penicillin used to be the drug of choice for tx but resistant strains of the bacteria now require different antibiotics (ceftriaxone at present). ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from Neisseria gonorrhoeae ?

Is it possible for you to die from Neisseria gonorrhoeae ?

Yes: I've autopsied two people who have died of it. One from fitz-hugh-curtis infection around the liver, the other from sepsis. ...Read more

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Why would someone get a Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA hybridization?

DNA hybridization…: Test is used to screen a pt for the std gonorrhea or to confirm current infection. It is done on fluid from the cervix (female) or the urethra (male). ...Read more

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What must I do after a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture comes back?

What must I do after a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture comes back?

After positive test: You need to get a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) to treat your infection. You should also abstain from sex for at least a week after you are treated. ...Read more

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Can you die from neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Std and death: In 2012 that would be surprising....Testing is wide spread and antibiotics are cheap.... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neisseria gonorrhea infection?

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What is the definition or description of: neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Infection: Infection by neiserria gonorrhea, also known as gonococcus, is an std with symptoms that range from the classic urethritis with discharge to pelvic inflammatory disease (in women) to disseminated gonococcal infection, causing nontraumatic arthritis and rash. Treatment is usually with a third generation cephalosporin like ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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How long does neisseria gonorrhea live outside the body? From the information that is available i can find no published papers to say what the lifespan of neissria gonorrhea can survive. The information says it can't survive for long. How long? The discha

How long does neisseria gonorrhea live outside the body? From the information that is available i can find no published papers to say what the lifespan of neissria gonorrhea can survive. The information says it can't survive for long. How long? The discha

Neisseria : Neisseria gonorrhea do not live outside of the body. They are transmitted cell-to-cell. They are an intracellular organism. When they come in contact with a new cell, they attach to the cell membrane and are transmitted. Therefore, you can't get gonorrhea by touching a toilet or tabletop for example. ...Read more

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Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more