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1

Neisseria gram stain

gram negative diplococci

2

MeninGococci ferment

Maltose and Glucose

3

Gonococci ferment

Glucose

4

Both meningococci and gonococci ferment glucose and produce

IgA proteases

5

N gonorrhoeae is often intracellular (within WHAT?)

neutrophils

6

Why is there no vaccine against gonorrhea?

rapid antigenic variation of pilus proteins

7

is there a vaccine against meningococci?

yes, but not for type B

8

Do gonococci have a polysaccharide capsule?

NO

9

Do meningococci have a polysaccharide capsule?

YES

10

How is gonococcus transmitted?

sexually

11

how is meningococcus transmitted?

respiratory and oral secretions

12

5 things caused by N gonorrhoeae

1. Gonorrhea
2. Septic arthritis
3. Neonatal conjunctivitis
4. PID
5. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome

13

Three things caused by N meningitis

1. Meningococcemia
2. Meningitis
3. Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

14

N gonorrhoeae prevention

Condoms prevent sexual transmission; erythromycin ointment prevents neonatal transmission

15

N meningitidis prevention

Rifampin, ciprofloaxin, or ceftriaxone prophylaxis in close contacts

16

N gonorhoeae treatment

Cetriaxone + (azithromycine or doxycline) for possible chlamydia coinfection

17

N meningitis treatment

Cetriaxone or penicillin G