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gon·o·coc·cal

(gon'ō-kok'ăl),
Relating to the gonococcus.
Synonym(s): gonococcic

gonococcal

[gon′əkok′əl]
Etymology: Gk, gone, seed, kokkos, berry
pertaining to or resembling gonococcus.

gon·o·coc·cal

(gon'ō-kok'ăl)
Relating to the gonococcus.
Synonym(s): gonococcic.

Gonococcal

The bacteria Neisseria gonorrheae that causes gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection of the genitals and urinary tract. The gonococcal organism may occasionally affect the eye, causing blindness if not treated.
Mentioned in: Conjunctivitis
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The models included 3 potential confounders based on a priori decisions (as these variables have been found to be associated with antimicrobial drug prescribing and/or gonococcal susceptibility): geographic region; sex of sex partner (defined as the percentage of MSM at each GISP site per year, based on GISP data); and race (defined as the percentage of men with urethral gonorrhea who were black or African American at each GISP site per year, based on GISP data) (3,4,15,21).
Out of the 100 cases of Male urethritis, in 72 cases Gonococcal infection and in 14 cases Chlamydial infection caused urethritis.
The rate of reported cases of chlamydial and gonococcal infections among men has increased in recent years (6).
Enhancing gonococcal antimicrobial resistance surveillance: a real-time PCR assay for detection of penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae by use of noncultured clinical samples.
A major complication from gonococcal infection is salpingitis.
They also may experience reactive arthritis (a common cause of arthritis in childhood that usually follows a viral infection such as strep, meningitis or gonorrhea) and gonococcal scalp abscesses.
Since the organism is transmitted by sexual contact, all children with gonococcal conjunctivitis should be investigated in terms of sexual abuse.
gonorrhoeae facilitates the transmission of HIV, and studies have shown that effective treatment of gonococcal urethritis in men reduces HIV shedding in the genital tract.
Objective: The study was carried out to assess the reliability of Immunochromatographic test for gonococcal antigen in urethral swabs from suspected male patients to validate it as rapid and point-of-care test for gonorrhoea.
The first case of gonococcal perihepatitis in a male was reported by Kimball and Knee in 1970 (6).
Currently, CDC STD treatment guidelines recommend dual therapy with a cephalosporin antibiotic - Ceftriaxone is preferred - and either azithromycin or doxycycline to treat all uncomplicated gonococcal infections among adults and adolescents in the United States.