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Gonococcemia (Disseminated)

Overview

Gonococcemia (Disseminated) is a STD (sexually transmitted disease) which is caused by virus. Disseminated Gonococcemia is an alternative name of the condition. The disease is common in metropolitan cities and places where socio-economic status is low


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Causes

The disease is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. Having multiple partners and doing sex without condom are some other factors that increase the risk of getting affected from the condition.

Gonorrhea, an infectious disease, is spread by practising unsafe sex. The infection gets easily spread through vagina, penis, mouth, etc. The infection is common in U.S. and affects people belonging to age group of 20-24 years.

Infection of disseminated gonococcemia develops after 2-3 weeks from getting affected from primary gonorrhoea infection. The infection normally spreads to other parts of the body through bloodstream


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Signs & Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms of the condition are enlisted below:

  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Painful tendons of heels or wrists
  • Skin rash
  • General ill feeling
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Prevention

Practising safe sex is one of the best ways of preventing the condition of gonococcemia (disseminated). It is advised to use latex condoms while having sex


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Treatments
Penicillin Modern Medicine

All STDs require two kinds of treatments. Firstly, infection of the patients needs to be cured and secondly, preventing the spread of the disease by treating all affected person.

Person having disseminated is given penicillin. However, in some cases bacteria do not kill by these antibiotic medications also.

Other class of antibiotic known as fluoroquinolones proves effective in treating the infection of gonorrhoea. The class includes antibiotics like levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, etc.

Another class of antibiotics known as cephalosporints, etc. is also given in affected people through intravenously

It is important to take the medication till the time the infection gets completely cured

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