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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Neisseria Gonorrhea (gonococcus)

   They are gram negative, diplococci and non capsulated aerobic bacteria. They are present in pus cells of urethral and vaginal discharge.

Common sites:

                Human genital tract both male and female, eye, joints, throat, rectum and prostate
v  It cause epididymitis, prostitis, urethritis, epididymo – orchitis, vaginitis, proctitis, uveitis and arthritis.
v  Gonococcal infection has history of unsafe sexual interaction, children after birth and adult after honeymoon.
v  Gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum: eye infection in children due to passing of infant through infected birth canal.
No immunization is available.


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