A sexually transmitted infection commonly manifested by urethritis, cervicitis, or salpingitis. Infection may be asymptomatic.
Laboratory Criteria For Diagnosis
- Isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from a clinical specimen, OR
- Observation of gram-negative intracellular diplococci in a urethral smear obtained from a man
Demonstration of gram-negative intracellular diplococci in an endocervical smear obtained from a woman, or a written (morbidity) report of gonorrhea submitted by a physician
A case that is laboratory confirmed