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What is agent of syphilis??(the great pox)
treponema pallidum
spirochette
Describe the three stages of syphilis???
1st stage -primary syphilis-chancre2-6 weeks
2nd stage fever flue like swollen lymph nodes patchy hair, skin rash several weeks
3rd stage tertiary syphilis
What is gumma
a weakening of major blood vessels causing them to bulge and burst gets in spinal cord and alter judgement
How many cases of Syphilis per year???
46,000
congenital syphilis is what?
sypholis spirochettes (treponema pallidum) penetrate placenta and babies suffer defects like impaired vision,notched peg shaped teeth deafness(called Hutchinson's triad)
Diagnosis of Syphilis???
Wasserman's test and
treponimal AB test
What is agent of gonorrhea.??? and desription???
Neisseria gonorrheae a small gram negative diplococcus
Symptoms of Gonorrhea??
Female= reddened cervix, abdominal pain burning,sesation during urination follopian tubes can be damaged PID some women asymptomatic
Men= tingling then pain urinating discharge,
What is gonococcal pharyngitis?
proctitis
gonococcal opthalmia?
Gonorrhea of the pharnyx
" " " rectum
" ' " eyes in baby passing thru birth canal
treatment of gonorrhea???
Penicillin some strains resis. so spectinomycin,silver nitrate (eyes)Erythromicin
How many cases of Gonorrhea??
350,000
Chlamydia Another name for???
nongonococcal urethritis
NGU
The agent of Chlamydia???
chlamydia trachomatis -Small organism
0.25um in diam.------------------------------------------------
Symptoms of chlamydia
incubation??
treatment??
diagnosis??
mild gonorrhea like symptoms
5000,000 cases
burning discharge in males
incubation1-3 weeks
erythromycin
flourescent AB test