“The Gonorrhea Disease”
MED 102-Medical Aseptic Procedures
Mr. Natalie Hale
Stevens Henager College
April 9, 2013
Neiseeria Gonorrhoeae is known in the medical world to be responsible for the disease, known as Gonorrhea. This disease is a sexually spread disease of international-wide importance. Men and women should have the uunderstanding on how gonorrhea spreads from person to person, the symptoms associated with disease, and treatments provided, a person can help “break the cycle” of spreading this disease worldwide.
What is Neiseeria Gonorrhoeae? In the medical world it is responsible for the disease known as Gonorrhea. This disease is a sexually spread disease of international-wide importance. This disease can be uncomplicated at times and can affect around 650,000 persons per year (www.WebMD.com/ Gonorrhea, 1999). Understanding how this disease forms and spreads, a person can understand the symptoms, how to prevent the spread to others, and what type of treatments are available. By understanding and having certain preventions in place for this disease, a person can “break the cycle” of spreading this disease worldwide. Cycle of Infection
Disease with Symptoms
Neiseeria Gonorrhoeae, also known as gonococci, or gonococcus, is a species of Gram-negative coffee bean-shaped diplococci bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea (Ryan KJ, 2004). Neiseeria Gonorrhoeae infections are obtained through sexual contact through the moist mucous membranes of the urethra in males, endocervix and urethra in females. About 95% of infected males are symptomatic, with symptoms appearing in 2-5 days, with pus-like discharge from urethra, then painful urination starts to develop (Ryan KJ, 2004). Many women have no symptoms, and those that do experience common symptoms that include odorless vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, and esp. after...