Neisseria meningitidis

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    Disease Research Project Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) Dawn Braud Microbiology 2104 Spring 2017 Causative Agent: Neisseria meningitidis Disease: Meningococcus Classification of the causative agent: Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus, is a fastidious, encapsulated, aerobic gram-negative (very little or no peptidoglycan in the cell wall), diplococcus bacterium with a polysac-charide capsule. N. meningitidis is the cause of meningococcal meningitis infections that have a low prevalence and high mortality in children and young adults through an epidemic or sporadic meningitis and septicemia (blood poisoning). The bacterial form of meningitis is a severe infection of the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal…

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    Meningococcemia is caused by a gram negative bacteria which infects the bloodstream, and is caused by the Neisseria meningitidis bacterium. There are two forms of this illness: Meningococcal Meningitis, which occurs when the meninges become infected and swell; and Meningococcal Septicemia, occurs when the bacteria multiply in the bloodstream causing damage to the blood vessels, causing internal bleeding. Septicemia is the more serious form. Individuals at risk include people in daycare,…

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    0.95% of the western world’s population each year making it essential for health professionals to understand the pathophysiology, recognition and treatment of this deadly disease in the prehospital setting. This essay will be divided into two parts: the first will examine the prehospital management of an unconscious patient presenting with advanced meningococcal septicaemia; the second will analyse the use of different pharmacological agents and intravenous fluids in a patient with this…

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    Meningitis

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    The disease caused either by virus, bacteria, or prion that I chose is Meningococcal disease. This is also called meningococcal meningitis in its worse or extreme cases. A specific form of bacteria causes this specific disease. This pathogen that causes the disease is called the bacterium meningococcus, which is also known as Neisseria meningitidis. In children and teens, meningococcus is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis. In adults, it is the second most common cause. For this…

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    Brain Pox Analysis

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    When someone is infected with brain pox the disease goes directly to the brain and nervous system. The brain pox attacks these systems and takes control of the person. In the book the people that got infected were infected through the spores in the air. The spores can get into the body through the person’s eyes, nose and mouth. People who are around when someone goes into the final stages of brain pox are extremely at risk since it is transferred through the air. Even if you are not touching the…

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    We suspected the Flu and meningitis for almost all the patients. So we decided to test for meningitis first. We first tested Sue for meningitis because she was our first patient. We found that Sue did infact have bacterial meningitis. So we needed to test the rest of the patients that might have come into contact with Sue in the last week. So we began to track the connection between each patient. We knew that Sue and Jill where roommate so next we tested Jill, and she came up positive for…

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    Gonorrhea Essay

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    The etiological agent of Gonorrhea is Neisseria gonorrhoeae, affects both sexually active males and females of all ages. The chain of transmission of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is by direct sexual contact via vaginal, anal, oral intercourse, or from a mother to their baby, during childbirth. Contact of infectious exudates from mucous membranes of an infected human creates a passageway from one human to another human and/or partner. Gonorrhea is listed as a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and is…

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    Gonorrhea Case Studies

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    A sexually transmitted infection (STI) can be either bacterial or viral it is contracted most often through sexual activity. This essay will focus on gonorrhea, a bacterial STI but mainly on its causes, ways of transmission, the symptoms for both males and females, the way it is diagnosed and treated and effective prevention methods. (Rathus, Nevid, Fishner-Rathus, Mckay, 2016, p.356). Gonorrhea is a highly common bacterial STI it is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae, it can only…

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    sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. A sexually transmitted disease is a contamination passed from person to person through sexual intercourse, by contact with blood, or from mother to child. Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS, Herpes, and Gonorrhea are some of the better known sexually transmitted diseases. However, there are more than twenty different types of sexually transmitted diseases. Gonorrhea, also known as the clap, is where the focus will be throughout this paper. One will be given…

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    The genus Neisseria includes a wide range of species, N. gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis are the most common when it comes to infections in humans. The other species are sometimes referred to as “non pathogenic Neisseria” yet they still can cause some serious conditions such as endocarditis, meningitis, or pneumonia. In this case study they analyzed a patient with Neisseria sicca endocarditis. The patient was a 41-year-old-male who had been admitted to a hospital for fever and flu-like…

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