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Gonococcal Pharyngitis

Features/Symptoms

  • Difficulty in swallowing;
  • Fever;
  • Sore throat;
  • Tender, swollen glands in the neck;
  • Abnormal sense of taste;
  • Headache;
  • Joint stiffness;
  • Muscle pain;
  • Nasal congestion;
  • Nasal discharge;
  • Neck pain.
  • Progression

Severe infection of the throat and the disease can spread to other regions.

Causes

This is common among gay men. The Gonnococcal bacteria is spread through oral sex with infected genitals, usually Gonorrhea.

Treatment/Management

Diagnosing can only be done by taking a throat swab. Treatment of both parties is with antibiotics.