How is gonorrhea infection transmitted in pediatric populations?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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In the pediatric population, the importance of gonorrhea is 3-fold, as follows:

  • As a common and preventable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the sexually active teenage population

  • As a perinatal infection at childbirth

  • As a forensic aid in investigating sexual abuse


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