International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017


Epidemiological Analysis of Symptomatic Gonococcal Infection among Male Patients attending STD Clinic

Dr. R. Snekavalli | Dr. S. Kalaivani [9]


Abstract: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SYMPTOMATIC GONOCOCCAL INFECTION AMONG MALE PATIENTS ATTENDING STD CLINIC DR. R. SNEKAVALLI M. D. DVL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF STD DR. S. KALAIVANI. , M. D. , D. V PROFESSOR OF STD INSTITUTE OF VENEREOLOGY MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE CHENNAI -600003, TAMIL NADU INDIA MOBILE NO. +91 9840217362 E mail drskalai@gmail. com MEDICAL SCIENCE URETHRITIS, CULTURE, GRAM STAIN, HOMOSEXUALS, GONORRHOEA EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SYMPTOMATIC GONOCOCCAL INFECTION AMONG MALE PATIENTS ATTENDING STD CLINIC INTRODUCTION Gonorrhoea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae is one of the oldest known bacterial sexually transmitted infection that continues to cause a significant morbidity among the sexually active individuals. AIM To study the epidemiological pattern of gonococcal infection in male patients with urethral discharge. MATERIALS AND METHODS A Retrospective study was conducted in 628 symptomatic male patients who attended Institute of Venereology, Madras Medical College with urethral discharge. Study period was from August 2011 August 2016. Gram stain and culture was done from urethral discharge. RESULTS Among 628 cases, gonococci was positive by gram smear in 41 cases and by culture in 43 cases. Majority of them were in age group 20-25 years. Incubation period was 3-5 days in 51 %.90 % were unmarried.26 were homosexual. CONCLUSION To conclude gonococcal infection is most prevalent in unmarried males in the age group of 20-25 years with homosexual behaviour.


Keywords: URETHRITIS, CULTURE, GRAM STAIN, HOMOSEXUALS, GONORRHOEA


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,


Pages: 229 - 231


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