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Gram's stain: Looking for the gonococcus under a microscope, used primarily in men with gonorrhea of the penis (this test does not work well in women or for infections of the rectum or throat).
Males found positive for gonococcus on smear or in culture were excluded from the study (only 2 patients were excluded).
A test of cure may be considered if adherence is questionable, but it's important to wait until at least 3 weeks after treatment if you use a nucleic acid amplification technique to determine the presence of the gonococcus.
It is generally accepted that conjunctivitis caused by gonococcus or chlamydia should be suspected in all newborns and in severe cases in sexually active young adults.
But for female patients, a Gram-stained specimen smear is not a reliable means of detecting gonococcus because other normal vaginal or cervical bacteria can resemble Neisseria.
He said, "the false positive results generated by the currently available FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification tests for gonococcus and Chlamydia have caused a great deal of confusion among the pathologists who rely on these tests for the diagnosis of these two sexually transmitted infectious agents.
Gonorrhoea, caused by the gonococcus bacterium, which is now becoming resistant to many antibiotics.
A test of cure maybe considered if adherence is questionable, but it's important to wait until at least 3 weeks after treatment if you use a nucleic acid amplification technique to determine the presence of the gonococcus.