Asymptomatic gonorrhea and pregnancy

J Am Vener Dis Assoc. 1976 Sep;3(1):14-6.


A 4 year survey of a low socioeconomic prenatal population in a large outpatient clinic revealed an incidence of 4.4% gonorrhea by cervical culture. These patients who were culture-positive had a 7.6% perinatal mortality rate compared to a 3.0% perinatal mortality rate among culture-negative patients from the same clinic. The immaturity and prematurity rate was significantly higher in the culture-positive group as was the incidence of premature rupture of the membranes and prolonged premature rupture of membranes.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture
  • Gonorrhea / diagnosis
  • Gonorrhea / drug therapy
  • Gonorrhea / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature
  • Penicillin G Procaine / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Socioeconomic Factors


  • Penicillin G Procaine