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Super gonorrhea: what is it, symptoms and treatment

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Supergonorrea is the term used to describe the bacteria responsible for gonorrea, neisseria gonorrhoeae, resistant to several antibiotics, including antibiotics that are commonly used in the treatment of this infection, such as azithromycin. In this way, the treatment for super gonorrhea is more difficult and, therefore, there is a greater risk of developing complications, since the bacteria remains longer in the organism.

The gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection that can pass from person to person through sexual intercourse, through anal or oral penetration without protection.

main symptoms

The symptoms of super gonorrhoea are the symptoms of gonorrhoea caused by bacteria that are sensitive to antibiotics, however, they do not disappear as the antibiotic treatment is carried out, increasing the risk of complications. In general, the main symptoms of supergonorrea are the following:



  • Pain or burning when urinating;
  • Yellowish white flujo, similar to pus;
  • Increased need to urinate and urinary incontinence;
  • Inflammation of the year, in case of transmission of bacteria through anal intercourse;
  • Sore throat, in case of intimate oral intercourse;
  • Increase in the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PIE), due to the permanence of the bacteria in the body;

In addition, as the elimination of super gonorrhea is more difficult due to resistance to various antibiotics, there is a greater risk that this bacterium enters the blood stream and other organs, resulting in the appearance of other symptoms, such as fever, pain in them. joints and injuries in the extremities, for example.

Know other symptoms of gonorrhoea.

How is the treatment

The treatment for super gonorrhea is difficult due to the resistance of this bacteria to the antibiotics that are normally used in the treatment, mainly azithromycin and ceftriaxone. Asimism, to combat it Neisseria gonorrhoeae multidrug resistant and preventing the development of complications, it is important that an antibiogram be carried out initially, to know the sensitivity and resistance profile of this bacterium.

In these cases, it is common to identify resistance to all antibiotics; however, it is possible that there is something that in higher concentrations or in combination with another can be used effectively. In addition, the treatment should be carried out in the hospital with the administration of antibiotics directly in the vein to combat the bacteria in a more effective way.



Also, during the treatment periodical surveys are carried out, with the objective of verifying if the treatment with antibiotics is being effective or if the bacteria has developed new resistances.

Find out more about the treatment for gonorrea.

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