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Man is diagnosed with worse case of supergonorrhea

Man is diagnosed with worse case of supergonorrhea

Cases of superbugs have become increasingly common. But when the over-resistant bacterium transmits a disease that is already our old name?

This is the case of gonorrhea: the World Health Organization has already issued a warning about the appearance of a type of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. However, last week (29th) the UK Health Service (NHS) announced the "most serious" case ever detected in the world of this supergonorrhea.

Understand the case

Supergonorrhea was detected in a male patient who lives a stable relationship with a partner, but became infected with the disease by having an affair with a woman in Southeast Asia earlier in the year.

It appeared to be a common case, but when traditional treatment was "This is the first time that a patient has shown resistance to these drugs and to most other commonly used antibiotics," said Gwenda Hughes, MD, a physician at the University of California, Berkeley. interview to BBC.

There are no other reported cases of similar infections. The British health department is after people who have sex with the patient to see if there is a risk of the disease spreading.

How to identify gonorrhea?

In most cases, gonorrhea goes unnoticed. When there are symptoms, some are quite characteristic, especially in the genital area.

In men the main signs are:

Pain and burning when urinating

  • Abundant discharge of pus from the urethra
  • Pain or swelling in one of
  • In women, the most common symptoms are:

Increased vaginal discharge, which turns yellow and has an unpleasant odor

  • Pain and burning sensation during urination
  • Bleeding outside the menstrual period
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • In the case of superbug, the symptoms are usually similar and it is only during treatment that it will be noticed whether the picture is supergordorrhea or not.


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