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The only genus of Gram Negative cocci that frequently cause disease. Obligate human pathogens.

Neisseria
(-> Gonorrhea, Bacterial meningitis and septicemia)

2

Primary reservoir for N. meningitidis?

Human nasopharynx

3

Gonococci colonizes _____ in women or ____ in both sexes.

Cervix

Distal urethra

4

Gonococci:
1. Shed thru:
2. Flagella?
3. Motile?

1. Genital secretions
2. No
3. No

5

Gonococci spread and multiply by _____ microvilli engulfing the bacteria (internalization by _____ directed endocytosis). They multiply within ____ and then are discharged into subepithelial connective tissue.

Non-ciliated

Parasite

Vacuoles

6

Gonococci damage tissues not thru ______ but instead thru _____, causing sloughing of ____ cells and inflammation thru non-ciliated cell lysis.

Exotoxins

LPS

Ciliated

7

-Gonococcal infection of female upper reproductive tract (inflammation of uterus, tubes, infertility, ectopic pregnancy)

-Epididymitis (male infection)

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

8

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