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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gonorrhoea Bacteria is More Resistant to Antibiotics

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Gonorrhea or gonorrhoea is a disease transmitted through sexual contact. Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae that infect the lining of the urethra, cervix, rectum, throat, and the whites of the eye (conjunctiva).

Gonorrhea could spread through the bloodstream to other body parts, especially skin and joints. In women, gonorrhea can spread to and infect the genital tract lining in the pelvis causing pelvic pain and reproductive problems.

Whenever not treated, acute infection can become chronic and spread to other organs. Unfortunately, antibiotics are now increasingly impervious to fight the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea causes gonnorrhoeae.

The doctors in the UK stated that antibiotic normally used to treat gonorrhea is no longer effective because the bacteria Neisseria is now increasingly immune. Even the
experts mention has now gotten to the point of this disease can not be cured, at least until new drugs are found.

In fact, if left untreated gonorrhea in men can lead to epididymitis. Being in women, the disease can spread to the uterus and ovaries channels, resulting in pelvic inflammatory. Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause infertility in women.

For now, health experts suggest that doctors stop using the conventional therapy with antibiotics cefixime and replace it with two more powerful antibiotics, one with pill and other through injections. This action is performed because of increasing bacterial resistance.

In laboratory studies revealed the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae has unusual ability to adapt and become resistant to certain antibiotics, including penicillin, tetracilin, ciprofloxacin and now cefixime.

This situation is particularly worrying therefore it needs to be made the new guidelines recommendations in treatment of gonorrhea to the use of new and more effective drugs. However, precautions by only having sex with a partner and stay away from free sex is the best choice for a healthier life.


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