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Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Image result for multidrug resistant neisseria gonorrhoeae
this isnt about the man with the cape
maybe though he should have been wearing something else

back during the vietnam war i heard stories of guys
coming back from there with it that didnt respond well
to any treatments
it was resistant to all the known antibiotics available at
the time
sort of
like this poor superman guy

since the vietnam war there have been several well known
antibiotics developed that many of you have probably
taken by mouth
got a shot in the booty for things like pneumonia
cipro or ciprofloxin zpack or zithromax and ceftriaxine or rocephin

i first met rocephin as an intern in the 80s
i was able to order it for a child with h flu meningitis
instead of giving him two iv antibiotics
one that was toxic to the kidneys

well like most antibiotics they have been misused
by you and by me
so now these superbugs are resistant to all of them

the first superbug gonorrhea infection has appeared
in this superman guy
there is no regular antibiotic that will work
this superman now has a superbug infection

yes like the vietnam vets he got his while
visiting the same area

there are several venereal diseases that are having
an up tic in numbers
hepatitis c and hiv and syphyllis
at least all these are treatable
the hiv needs a lifetime of treatment
the other two can be cured
although hepatitis c treatment can cost thousands
of dollars

during my career i treated a lot of cases of gonorrhea
usually they were genital infections
sometimes the patients didnt even know they had it
especially an unsuspecting partner

i saw newborns with eye infections and meningitis
i saw adults with joint infections skin infections
and at least one case of meningitis

all preventable
with that thing the teenagers are snorting up their noses
to replace the old thing of eating tide pods

now i realize they get these ideas
since they dont know what else to do with them
since there is little true sex education in school
telling them not to do it never worked

there is a drop in family planning clinics where they
are told what they are to do with them

they really dont know what to do with them
they snort them up their noses

i think its time to do something about this
lets educate our kids
that those things are to be used
in that area below the belt
prevent pregnancy
 prevent stds
prevent a drug resistant gonorrhea

not sure where we all went wrong with all of this
somewhere we screwed up

the organicgreen doctor

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