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What is the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Different diseases

Chlamydia is a cell-wall free higher form of bacteria which is a common cause of non-gonococcal urethritis.
Neisseria gonorrheae is a cell-wall containing bacteria which causes gonorrhea, usually producing more severely symptomatic disease than chlamydia.

In brief: Different diseases

Chlamydia is a cell-wall free higher form of bacteria which is a common cause of non-gonococcal urethritis.
Neisseria gonorrheae is a cell-wall containing bacteria which causes gonorrhea, usually producing more severely symptomatic disease than chlamydia.
Dr. Martin Raff
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