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?
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)
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As with all medical conditions,
there may be many causal factors.
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