The biology of the gonococcus.

  title={The biology of the gonococcus.},
  author={Stephen A. Morse},
  journal={CRC critical reviews in microbiology},
  volume={7 2},
Gonorrhea has been known since antiquity. Today, this disease is the most commonly reported infectious disease in the U.S. The natural environment of the etiological agent, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is man. In this host, the organism usually parasitizes mucosal surfaces populated by columnar epithelial cells. Under certain conditions, the gonococcus may disseminate or spread to adjacent organs. The gonococcus is well adapted to its environment and is a successful parasite. Until recently… CONTINUE READING