Gonococcal Pharyngitis

Gonococcal Pharyngitis

Features/ Symptoms

  • Difficulty in swallowing;
  • Fever;
  • Sore throat;
  •  Tender, swollen glands in the neck;
  • Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:
    • abnormal sense of taste
    • headache
    •  joint stiffness
    • muscle pain
    • nasal congestion
    • nasal discharge
    • neck pain.

Progression The Gonnococcal bacteria are spread through oral sex with infected genitals, usually caused by the same bacteria that cause Gonorrhea. Causes Severe infection of the throat and the disease can spread to other regions. Treatment/ Management Diagnosing can only be done by taking a throat swab. Both parties should be treated with antibiotics.