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A distinguishing feature of human mycoplasma species is that they....
contain no bacterial peptidoglycan(complete lack of cell wall)
regarding Mycoplasma pneumoniae, infection most commonly occurs in the upper respiratory tract. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE. The pathogen stains poorly. Recovery is slow.
A 30 year old woman complained of unrelenting headache accompanied with fever , chills and malaise. After 2-4 days, a dry cough developed. Chest X rays reveal a patchy, diffuse bronchopneumonia involving both lobes. The WBC was not elevated. What is the most likely infection?
M. pneumoniae.Also known occasionally as walking pneumonia.
Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumoniae share many characteristics except.
implication in inclusion conjunctivitis and interstitial pneumonia of the newborn.
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common cause of nongonococcal urethritis. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE. It is spread via sexual contact, and may be asymptomatic in women. In women it can cause PID, infertility and occasionally death.
What are appropriate treatments for C. trachomatis?
Tetracycline, erythromycin, doxycycline that can penetrate into eukaryotic cells are appropriate treatments, because this organism is metabolically active only inside cells.