Gonorrhea: Top Treatment Centers

Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 09:13 AM

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What is Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhea, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus. Gonorrhea is spread through contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus. Gonorrhea can also be spread from mother to baby during delivery.
 
How does it spread?
Gonorrhea is most commonly spread during genital contact. It can also be passed during oral sex. Gonorrhea of the rectum can occur in people who engage in anal intercourse. Gonorrhea can be passed from an infected woman to her newborn infant during delivery.

How is Gonorrhea cured?
Antibiotics are used to cure gonorrhea. But more and more people are becoming infected with types of gonorrhea that do not respond well to drugs. This problem is making it harder to treat gonorrhea. Because many people who have gonorrhea also have chlamydia doctors often prescribe medicine to treat the two sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at the same time.
 

Symptoms could reappear after treatment
For the treatment to work, the patient must finish all the medicine that the doctor prescribes, even if the symptoms disappear. If the symptoms do not disappear after treatment, the patient has to see the doctor again. Although the treatment can cure the infection, it cannot fix any permanent damage caused by the infection. The patient can get gonorrhea again if he or she has sex with an infected person.

Some of the top gonorrhea treatment centers in the U.S. are:

9. 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

10. Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina

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