Introduction: Gonorrhea


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Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. These bacteria can infect the genital tract, the mouth, and the rectum. In women, the opening (cervix) to the womb (uterus) from the birth canal is the first place of infection. The disease however can spread into the womb and fallopian tubes, resulting in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID affects more than 1 million women in this country every year and can cause infertility in as many as 10 percent of infected women and tubal (ectopic) pregnancy.1

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Gonorrhea, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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