Class of antibiotic will not treat ‘highly resistant’ STI which can cause INFERTILITY

GONORRHOEA, a sexually transmitted disease could become untreatable because it has develop ‘high levels’ of resistance to antibiotics, WHO has warned.
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With the sexually transmitted disease fast becoming drug resistant, successful lab tests of closthioamide show potential as an effective new treatmentA new class of antibiotic has been found to work in the lab against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which can cause infertility and damage to babies and is fast becoming resistant to all existing drugs.Although it is early days, because the antibiotic has yet to be tried in animals or humans, researchers say they are excited by its potential. The World Health Organisation has listedgonorrhoea as a high priority infection that poses a great threat to human healt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Gonorrhoea Antibiotics Drug resistance Sexual health Society Science Medical research Source Type: news
Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: T...
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Conclusion The increase in antimicrobial resistance towards drugs used to treat gonorrhoea is reaching a critical stage, especially given how common the infection is worldwide, with an estimated 78 million new cases in 2012. This study raises concerns around an important topic while also proposing strategies to help address the slow pace of research and development of new drugs. The prevention of gonorrhoea is equally, if not more, important. The most effective way to prevent gonorrhoea is to always use a condom during sex, including anal and oral sex. Read more advice about sexually transmitted infections and how to prev...
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Listerine was first invented in the late 19th century, and as early at 1879, manufacturers claimed the disinfectant was effective at both cleaning floors and curing gonorrhea. Now, 137 years later, scientists have published the first ever randomized controlled trial testing Listerine’s gonorrhea claim in the medical journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The verdict: the bad-breath mouthwash does indeed kill gonorrhea bacteria, both in petri dishes and in people’s throats. Gonorrhea is a mild, sometimes asymptomatic bacterial infection that can cause infertility, sterility and even death if left untreated. An...
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Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection which causes genital pain and discomfort; in women it can also lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility, and in men to epididymo-orchitis. Curre...
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Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, is an ancient disease with biblical references.1 Despite ongoing efforts towards treatment and prevention, gonorrhoea remains a major public health problem worldwide with an estimated global incidence of 106 million cases/year,2 leading to direct and indirect costs that exceed $1 billion/year in the USA alone.3 The clinical outcomes of gonococcal infection range from asymptomatic infection to severe sequelae (reviewed in refs. 4, 5). Symptomatic infection typically presents as urethritis in males and cervicitis in females; however,...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Infections - Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access Editorial Source Type: research
Conclusions To our knowledge, this is the first prospective study to demonstrate that S. sanguinegens, S. amnionii, BVAB1 and A. vaginae are associated with PID, failure of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended treatment to eliminate short-term endometritis, recurrent PID and infertility. Optimal antibiotic regimens for PID may require coverage of novel BV-associated microbes.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Infections - Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Drugs: infectious diseases, Reproductive medicine, Gonorrhoea, Vulvovaginal disorders Epidemiology Source Type: research
Gonorrhoea, which is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases, with ca. 80 million new cases reported annually [1]. Individuals infected with N. gonorrhoeae are often asymptomatic and do not seek treatment, which can result in severe complications such as disseminated gonococcal infection, pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility [2]. Moreover, N. gonorrhoeae has developed resistance to almost all antibiotics that have been used clinically to treat this bacterium [3].
Source: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Salfa MC, Suligoi B, Italian STI Laboratory-based Surveillance Working Group Abstract Bacterial and protozoal sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, may cause acute symptoms, chronic infections and severe long-term complications. The complications of these infections in women include pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain, tubal infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. Moreover, infection during pregnancy is associated with premature rupture of the membranes, low birth weight and miscarriage.In Italy, Chlamyd...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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