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How does the body fight off neisseria?

How does the body fight off neisseria?

Right antibiotic: Neisseria gonorrheae causes std gonorrhea; preferred drug is cephtriaxone unless pt is allergic to cephalosporins; alternate tx then would be spectinomycin. Neisseria meningitidis causes infection of the membranes covering the brain (meninges). Drug of choice is still penicillin g, unless allergic, in which case cephalosporin like cephotaxime or a fluoroquinolone like Ciprofloxacin will be used. ...Read more

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How long does neisseria gonorrhea live outside the body? From the information that is available i can find no published papers to say what the lifespan of neissria gonorrhea can survive. The information says it can't survive for long. How long? The discha

How long does neisseria gonorrhea live outside the body? From the information that is available i can find no published papers to say what the lifespan of neissria gonorrhea can survive. The information says it can't survive for long. How long? The discha

Neisseria : Neisseria gonorrhea do not live outside of the body. They are transmitted cell-to-cell. They are an intracellular organism. When they come in contact with a new cell, they attach to the cell membrane and are transmitted. Therefore, you can't get gonorrhea by touching a toilet or tabletop for example. ...Read more

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What's the portal of entry for neisseria meningitis?

What's the portal of entry for neisseria meningitis?

Oropharnyx: The risk for Meningococcal infection is highest when a strain one has not seen before or been immunized against is acquired in the human upper airway. ...Read more

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What is neisseria gonorrhoae induced meningitis?

What is neisseria gonorrhoae induced meningitis?

Clap clap: Gonorrheal meningitis is a rapidly progressive infection in the spinal fluid affecting brain and spinal cord, usually transmitted by sexual contact. Highly lethal unless treated rapidly but often quite sensitive to appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neisseria gonorrhoeae?

What are the symptoms of neisseria gonorrhoeae?

N. GON.: In males it is usually a persistant urethral discharge. It can be much more subtle in females until it gets higher in the reproductive tract where it causes pain and fever. ...Read more

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What is the point of entry for neisseria meningitis?

What is the point of entry for neisseria meningitis?

NASOPAHARYNS: Nose and pharynx(space etwen maouth and back of the nose. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

Why would someone  need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

N. gonorrheae cultur: Might be needed to be certain the right antibiotic is used to fight the infection. Penicillin used to be the drug of choice for tx but resistant strains of the bacteria now require different antibiotics (ceftriaxone at present). ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from Neisseria gonorrhoeae ?

Is it possible for you to die from Neisseria gonorrhoeae ?

Yes: I've autopsied two people who have died of it. One from fitz-hugh-curtis infection around the liver, the other from sepsis. ...Read more

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What must I do after a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture comes back?

What must I do after a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture comes back?

After positive test: You need to get a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) to treat your infection. You should also abstain from sex for at least a week after you are treated. ...Read more