Oropharyngeal Gonorrhea in Absence of Urogenital Gonorrhea in Sexual Network of Male and Female Participants, Australia, 2018
Vincent J Cornelisse, Catriona S Bradshaw, Eric PF Chow, Deborah A Williamson, Christopher K Fairley
Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2019
We describe a sexual network consisting of 1 nonbinary-gendered participant and 2 male and 4 female participants in Australia, 2018. Six of 7 participants had oropharyngeal gonorrhea in the absence of urogenital gonorrhea. This observation supports a new paradigm of gonorrhea transmission in which oropharyngeal gonorrhea can be transmitted through tongue kissing.
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V.J.C. was supported by a scholarship from the Research Training Scheme of the Australian Government's Department of Education and Training. E.P.F.C. and D.A.W. are supported by Early Career Fellowships from the Australian National Health (no. 1091226) and Medical Research Council (no. 1123854).