Determining the relationship of certain venereal diseases to speech and hearing pathology

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Sue Neal Elkins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lawrence Vanella

Abstract: The venereal diseases are a group of diseases currently thought to be transmitted through intimate contact with an infected person. Throughout their history, the diseases have afflicted the populace in varying ways. The field of speech and hearing alone has revealed certain pathological disorders attributed to venereal disease infection. There are five venereal diseases: syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and granuloma inguinale. Gonorrhea (clap), caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is of worldwide distribution and has the dubious distinction of being the most prevalent venereal disease. It is characterized by nonspecific mucopurulent (see glossary) inflammation, principally of the genital mucosal surfaces, with occasional septicemic involvement of the meninges, joints, and endocardium.

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Language: English
Date: 1967
Sexually transmitted diseases
Speech disorders
Hearing disorders

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