Basics Description Sexually transmitted urogenital infection caused by a pear-shaped, parasitic protozoan A cause of nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in males System(s) affected: Genitourinary Synonym(s): Trich; Trichomonal urethritis Epidemiology Incidence Estimated 7.4 million new cases...
Category: Sexually transmitted disease
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a rare systemic sexually transmitted disease caused by the 3 most virulent strains or serovars of Chlamydia trachomatis, the same organism responsible for chlamydial urethritis. Incidence and prevalence increasing slightly in US in men having sex with men (MSM).
Herpes simplex virus infection involving the genitals. “Herpes” comes from the Greek “to creep or crawl.”;Primary genital herpes: Genital herpes due to herpes simplex virus HSV-1 or HSV-2 with no antibody to HSV-1 or HSV-2 at time of infection
Granuloma inguinale is a primarily sexually transmitted, chronic bacterial infection caused by Calymmatobacterium granulomatis (which some authorities classify asKlebsiella granulomatis), formerly known as Donovania granulomatis, an intracellular gram-negative bacillus.
Gonorrhea is a sexually or vertically transmitted bacterial infection that has a predilection for epithelial cells.
Caused by the gram-negative intracellular diplococci, Neisseria gonorrhoeae; virtually any mucosal membrane can be infected.
Infection commonly manifests itself as urethritis, salpingitis, cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), epididymitis, or proctitis.
Hematogenous dissemination may also occur and lead to fever, skin lesions, arthralgias, purulent arthritis, tenosynovitis, endocarditis or, rarely, meningitis.