Flashcards in STD's/Syphilis Deck (23)
What type of organism is Chlamydial trachomis?
Obligate intreacellular organism (ATP parasite)
How can one visualize C. trachomis?
Giemsa stain that visualizes vacuoles
2 forms of C. trachomis
Elementary and reticulate
Difference between Elementary and reticulate forms?
Elementary is infectious
Reticulate is replicative
C. trachomis can cause what resulting in scarring of fallopian tubes?
Pelvic inflammatory disease
A newborn can get what from a birth canal infected with C. Trachomis?
Benign self-limited suppurative conjunctivitis
What is Trachoma?
Chronic supprative keratoconjunctivitis causing blindness in many parts of the world
How are Trachoma and blindness transmitted in under developed nations?
What is Lymphogranuloma Venereum?
Suppurative infection of regional lymph nodes with buboes
What are stellate abscesses?
Mixed granulomatous and neutrophilic inflammation
How do you treat C. Trachomis?
C. pneumoniae has high association with what?
Atherosclerotic vascular disease
C. psittaci transmitted from what?
What is gonorrhea?
Pyogenic, encapsulated, gram - diplococcus
Leading cause of sterility for women as a result of infection and destruction of fallopian tubes?
What is granuloma Inguinale?
Chronic generally transmitted disease with ulcerating and granulating lesions of genital skin and mucosa
"Strawberry mucosa" indicative of what?
What is syphilis covered in?
Outer health that masks bacterial antigens
Most commonly affected system due to tertiary syphilis?
What is damaged in cardiovascular syphilis?
Proximal aorta/aortic root
Where is syphilitic gumma found?
Liver, bones, and testes
8th nerve deafness