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Pathogenesis and Management of Gonorrhea

  • Edmund C. Tramont
  • John W. Boslego
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 224)

Abstract

Gonorrhea is one of the oldest recorded diseases of mankind (1). Over the past 15 years it has reached epidemic proportions, afflicting principally the most sexually active 15–30 years old age group at a rate of 12/1000/yr. The reasons for such high rates are multifactorial. Increased promiscuity among sexually active adults, the propensity of gonorrhea to remain asymptomatic, the unique epidemiology of the disease and increased antibiotic resistance have all played important roles.

Keywords

Chlamydia Trachomatis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Penicillin Binding Protein Gonococcal Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund C. Tramont
    • 1
  • John W. Boslego
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bacterial Diseases Division of Communicable Disease and ImmunologyWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchUSA

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