Journal article

Clinical presentation of asymptomatic and symptomatic women who tested positive for genital gonorrhoea at a sexual health service in Melbourne, Australia

Mario Martin-Sanchez, Christopher K Fairley, Jason J Ong, Kate Maddaford, Marcus Y Chen, Deborah A Williamson, Catriona S Bradshaw, Eric PF Chow

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Gonorrhoea cases in women have been rising in Australia in the 2010s but the cause of the increase is not well understood. This cross-sectional study aimed to describe the characteristics of genital gonorrhoea infection in women attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Australia. Gonorrhoea cases were diagnosed by nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) and/or culture. Genitourinary specimens were obtained in 12 869 clinic visits in women aged 16 years or above between August 2017 and August 2018. Genital gonorrhoea was detected in 142 (1.1%) of the visits. Almost half of the cases were asymptomatic, 47.9% [95% confidence interval (CI) 39.8-56.1%]; yellow, green or pus-like vaginal disch..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Australian NHMRC Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

CKF and CSB are supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1172900 and GNT1173361, respectively). DAWand EPFC are supported by an Australian NHMRC Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1174555 and GNT1172873, respectively).