Gonococcal Conjunctivitis

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Gonococcal Conjunctivitis

Gonococcal or hyperacute conjunctivitis is a sexually transmitted disease of the eye. Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, occurs when the membrane (conjuctiva) covering the inner eyelid and white part of the eye becomes infected or inflammed. Symptoms include irritation, redness, and discharge of the eye. Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the bacterium that causes gonococcal conjunctivitis. The bacteria may be spread from person to person through sexual contact, casual interaction with infected persons. Gonococcal infections most commonly occur in the cervix, rectum and urethra. Newborns whose mothers have gonococcal conjunctivitits can become infected during childbirth. Gonococcal conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotics, prescription medication, or a mix of both. See your doctor for specific treatment of gonococcal conjunctivitis.

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The terms "Gonococcal Conjunctivitis" returned 13 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gonococcal conjunctivitis: the importance of good-quality conjunctival swabs.
 

Author(s): Jeremy Hoffman, Bazga Ali, Adiele Hoffman, Ijaz Sheikh

Journal: Br J Gen Pract. 2015 Oct;65(639):552-3.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Corneal complication caused by gonococcal conjunctivitis.
 

Author(s): Thiago Gonçalves dos Santos Martins, Grace Peng, Roberta Andrade e Nascimento, Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa

Journal: Einstein (Sao Paulo). ;13(3):474.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence of gonococcal conjunctivitis in adults and neonates.
 

Author(s): L McAnena, S J Knowles, A Curry, L Cassidy

Journal: Eye (Lond). 2015 Jul;29(7):875-80.

 

To report the prevalence of gonococcal conjunctivitis (GC) presenting to a tertiary referral maternity hospital (NMH) and a tertiary referral ophthalmic hospital (RVEEH) from 2011 to 2013 and describe the demographics, clinical presentation, and antibiotic susceptibility of Neisseria ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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