Neisseria Gonorrhoea

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Features

-  G- class of bacteria

-  Cocci

-  Faculatively intracellular non-motile

-  Aerobic

-  Diplococci (pairs)

-  Common STI

-  Notifiable disease in Aus

-  Increases risk of HIV infection

-  May be asymptomatic carrier

 

Presentations

-  Conjunctivitis (esp infants via birth canal)

-  Pharyngitis

-  Proctitis

-  Prostatitis

-  Orchitis

-  Urethritis

-  Cervicitis

-  PID

-  Fitx-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

-  Disseminated

-  Endocarditis

-  Meningitis

-  Arthritis-Dermatitis Syndrome

-  Septic Arthritis

 

Ix

-  Smear: gram stain

-  +/- culture