Gonococcal Infections

  • David G. Ostrow


Gonorrhea is the world’s most common sexually transmitted infectious disease. Approximately 1 million cases of gonorrhea are reported each year in the United States.1 Figure 1 shows the overall trends in gonorrhea infections in the United States as reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Unreported cases are estimated to be as high as 3 million per year. Several comprehensive reviews concerning gonococcal infection have recently been published,2,3 and the reader is referred to these sources for general information regarding the subject.


Sexual Contact Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Gonococcal Infection Gonococcal Urethritis Pharyngeal Infection 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Ostrow
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Biological Psychiatry ProgramLakeside Veterans Administration Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Community MedicineNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Howard Brown Memorial ClinicChicagoUSA

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