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Problem 19


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Short Answer

For questions 17–19, match the descriptions with the sexually transmitted diseases in the key (use three from choices a–g). Key: a. AIDS b. hepatitis B c. genital herpes d. genital warts e. gonorrhea f. chlamydia g. syphilis males have a thick, greenish-yellow urethral discharge; can lead to PID and infertility, can also infect the eyes, throat, and anus

The short answer is: (e) gonorrhea.
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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Analyze the description given in the problem

Read through the symptoms mentioned: thick, greenish-yellow urethral discharge, possible PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) and infertility, and infection of eyes, throat, and anus. Keep these symptoms and effects in mind while going through the list of STDs in the key.

Step 2: Compare the symptoms to STDs in the key

Go through the list of diseases in the key and try to match any of them to the given symptoms. You can either search for relevant symptoms in the associated STD or use your knowledge on these diseases to eliminate those that do not match the given description.

Step 3: Determine the right match for the symptoms

After comparing the symptoms to different STDs, we find that the symptoms match gonorrhea (e). The greenish-yellow discharge and the ability to cause PID, infertility, and infections in other areas are characteristic symptoms of this particular disease. So, the answer is: (e) gonorrhea

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