Pediatric Gonorrhea: Is it Receiving Adequate Attention?
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2013
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and Microbiology
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 32–34, September 1988
How to Cite
ODUGBEMI, T. and ONILE, B.A. (1988), Pediatric Gonorrhea: Is it Receiving Adequate Attention?. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and Microbiology, 18: 32–34. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0897.1988.tb00230.x
- Issue published online: 9 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 9 MAY 2013
- Accepted June 30, 1988
- Venereal transmission;
- beta-lactamase positive gonococci;
- sex education
ABSTRACT: During a 1-year period, 28 cases of gonococcal infections were confirmed in children whose ages were below 13 years. Of 22 gonococcal isolates from these children, 18 (81.8%) were beta-lactamase positive. It is remarkable that sexual exposure was established as the mode of transmission of gonorrhea in nine cases. Health education, sex education in schools, and satisfactory microbiology investigations are essential to effective contact tracing and control of gonorrhea.