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Example Case Study on Gonorrhea

Case Study on Gonorrhea

Sexually transmitted disease has been a problem since time immemorial. They are diseases which usually are contracted through sexuall relations. Hippocrates described syphillis-like sores in 460 B.C. One theory of the origin of syphillis in Europe is that Christoper Columbus and his crew returned from the New World of Syphillis. Columbus himself died from an advanced cose of syphillis. I will discuss more on what cause men and women of Gonorrhea at this time.

Gonorrhea is the most common sexually transmitted disease. The bacteria which causes gonorrhea was discovered in 1870. It is called Gonococcus of Neiser named after the scientist who discoverd it. Gonococci can only penetrate certain types of cells in the human body. These cells are found in the cervix,urethra, rectum, the lining of the eyelids, the throat, and the vagina including those of young girls. The bacteria can live only for a short time outside a warm, moist environment. It is possible but rare to catch gonorrhea from contaminated towels, underwear and toilet seats. Goinococci can live for years inside the human body.

For those who do exhibit symptoms, the most common is pain or burning while urinating. This is especially true of males. Several days following exposure, there may be a discharge from the cervix, penis, or anus, or sore throat. This discharge goes away by itself but the disease remains moving deeper into the reproductive organs. At this stage the woman may experience pain on one or both sides of her stomach. She may have fever, nausea, and vomiting. In men and abscess may develop in the prostate gland. Gonorrhea may then be ejaculated along with the sperm during intercourse. Deat does not usually result from gonorrhea, but the effects may lead to heart disease or arthiris.The diseases can be transferred by sexual contact, or mother to baby during or after birth.

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