Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers use AI to identify potential gonorrhea vaccine proteins

Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that affects more than 80 million people worldwide every year, has become resistant to almost all known antibiotics. That makes it notoriously difficult to treat, but ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaginal swabs more reliable than urine for STI testing

Vaginal sampling should be the initial choice offered to patients undergoing testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and/or trichomoniasis, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the March/April issue of ...


A promising new antibiotic for resistant gonorrhea

A new preclinical drug candidate developed by scientists at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) shows great promise in eradicating the bacteria causing gonorrhea, according to a new publication.

Medical research

Monkeypox virus found in anal samples from asymptomatic MSM

A brief research report documents positive monkeypox virus PCR results found in anal samples taken from asymptomatic MSM (men who have sex with men). These findings suggest that vaccination limited to those with known exposure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds extragenital infections are underdiagnosed

An internship in summer 2018 under the auspices of UdeM's PREMIER program for excellence in medicine through introduction to research has culminated in the publication of an article in a scientific journal for undergraduate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chlamydia, gonorrhea rates up among young women in the US

(HealthDay)—There has been an age shift in positivity for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among women, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Gonorrhea (also colloquially known as the clap) is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The usual symptoms in men are burning with urination and penile discharge. Women, on the other hand, are asymptomatic half the time or have vaginal discharge and pelvic pain. In both men and women if gonorrhea is left untreated, it may spread locally causing epididymitis or pelvic inflammatory disease or throughout the body, affecting joints and heart valves.

Treatment is commonly with ceftriaxone as antibiotic resistance has developed to many previously used medications.

In 2011, there were reports of some strains of gonorrhea showing resistance to ceftriaxone.

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