Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Sabine Enenkel
  • Wolfgang Stille


Reliable statistics on the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in developing countries are not available. However, the general impression is that STDs, particularly gonorrhea, are very common in the urban areas of most of these countries. Secondary complications of gonorrhea, such as urethral strictures, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and infertility, account for a major proportion of urological and gynecological consultations in Africa [13,16]. The high incidence of gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum is a further cause of concern [13].


Chlamydia Trachomatis Genital Herpes Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Congenital Syphilis Procaine Penicillin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Enenkel
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stille
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

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