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Relating to the gonococcus.
Synonym(s): gonococcic
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Relating to the gonococcus.
Synonym(s): gonococcic.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


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.
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Update to CDC's sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2006: fluoroquinolones no longer recommended for treatment of gonococcal infections.
Out of the 100 cases of Male urethritis, in 72 cases Gonococcal infection and in 14 cases Chlamydial infection caused urethritis.
Disseminated gonococcal disease is generally rare (13%) and has been reported mostly in immunocompromised patients with complement or other immunological deficiencies [6-9].
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.
Briefly, gonococcal variants were taken from frozen stocks, plated in GC agar plates (Difco, Becton Dickinson) containing BBL Isovitalex (Becton Dickinson, Sparks, MD, USA), and cultured at 37[degrees]C in 5% C[O.sub.2] for 18 to 20 h to obtain single colonies.
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.
The recommendation to use topical medication (erythromycin ointment) to prevent neonatal gonococcal eye infection is an update and reaffirmation of a previous recommendation.
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.
Most of the common sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonococcal and non-gonococcal urethritis, primary syphilis and trichomoniasis, can be treated in this way, as can genital infections which are not sexually transmitted, such as bacterial vaginosis and genital tract candidiasis [5,12].