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Causes of Gonorrhea

Primary Cause of Gonorrhea

The primary cause of Gonorrhea is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Gonorrhea Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Gonorrhea:

Gonorrhea: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Gonorrhea, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Gonorrhea:

Gonorrhea: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Gonorrhea: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Gonorrhea?

Causes: Gonorrhea: Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria spread by sexual activity.
Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in mucous membranes of the body. Gonorrhea bacteria can grow in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacteria can also grow in the mouth, throat, and anus. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: DSTD)

Related information on causes of Gonorrhea:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Gonorrhea may be found in:


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