Flashcards in Neisseria Deck (8):
The only genus of Gram Negative cocci that frequently cause disease. Obligate human pathogens.
(-> Gonorrhea, Bacterial meningitis and septicemia)
Primary reservoir for N. meningitidis?
Gonococci colonizes _____ in women or ____ in both sexes.
1. Shed thru:
1. Genital secretions
Gonococci spread and multiply by _____ microvilli engulfing the bacteria (internalization by _____ directed endocytosis). They multiply within ____ and then are discharged into subepithelial connective tissue.
Gonococci damage tissues not thru ______ but instead thru _____, causing sloughing of ____ cells and inflammation thru non-ciliated cell lysis.
-Gonococcal infection of female upper reproductive tract (inflammation of uterus, tubes, infertility, ectopic pregnancy)
-Epididymitis (male infection)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)