Neisseria Gonorrhea (GC)

Sites

  • Urethra
  • Cervix
  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Pharynx
  • Ano-rectal
  • Joints
  • Eyes (neonatal)
  • Testes/epididymis

Risk Factors

  • Sexual activity of any sort: oral, vaginal, anal

Symptoms

  • Dysuria
  • Penile d/c, testicular/epididymal pain
  • Fever and systemic illness if disseminated
  • Lower abdominal pain and cervical dc
  • Pharyngeal infection often asx, but can cause sore throat

Physical Exam Findings

  • Penile d/c
  • Cervical d/c
  • Anorectal d/c
  • Testicular/epididymal swelling or pain
  • Cervical pain and uterine pain if PID
  • Pharyngeal inflammation & exudates
  • If disseminated→ pustules, infectious arthritis

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