Treatment Of A Sexually Transmitted Disease

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An 18-year old female has been diagnosed as having a sexually transmitted disease due to Neisseria gonorrhoea; Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. Gonorrhoea is pathogenic bacterial type of infection.Itis a rather common infectious bacterium that can grow and rapidly multiply in the mucous membranes, in areas such as the mouth, throat and anus of males as well as females. Cervix, fallopian tubes and the uterus of the female reproductive tract are also to be infected. An estimated of 650,000 people are affected by gonorrhoea per year.
The bacteria are mainly found in discharge from the penis and vaginal fluid from infected men and women and can be passed through
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Both sexes experience sore throat in oral infections if they are not asymptomatic. However, this response is most commonly mistaken as a viral sore throat.

Describing the clinical presentation of this infection& health and safety issues when diagnosing the infection in the microbiology laboratory
The recommended method for testing for gonorrhoea is nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). NAAT is a molecular test designed to detect the DNA (genetic material) of Neisseria gonorrhoea. This tests is also more specific than other gonorrhoea tests
A sample of cells will be diagnosed by your doctor to determine the presence of gonorrhoea in your body. Samples can either be collected by urine tests (helps with identification of bacteria in the urethra), also a swab from the affected area (which removes the need for pelvic exam for women). A swab of your urethra, throat, rectum or vagina may collect bacteria that can be identified in a laboratory.
The collecting of a sample from the urethra, the anus, the cervix or the rectum may cause mild discomfort or pain. A minority of women feel slight cramping while the speculum is inside the vagina. Collecting of urine sample usually does not cause discomfort.
Having a sample of fluid collected from the cervix, the urethra, the anus, the eye or the throat causes/is at very little risk. Women may experience a small amount of bleeding from the vagina if a sample
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