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Why is it difficult to make a vaccine for this bacteria?

Lots of variation in pili and stuff


If a mother has N. Gonorrhea, what precaustions should be taken after delivery?

Prophylactic erythromycin eye drops for neonates, (can infect their eyes during birth


What media is used to grow Neisseria?

Thayer-Martin Media
Chocolate sheep's blood and etc.


Intersting facts about Neisseria Gonorrhea

Obligate human pathogen

Local infection: genital tract or anorectal infections

Systemic infection: septic arthritis

Complications: (if untreated -> sequelae)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, sterility, Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome


What is Fitz-High-Cutis Syndrome?

After the N. Gonorrhea progresses through the uterus fallopian tube and ovaries (pelvic inflam disease), it can go out fo the fallopian tubes into the peritoneal cavity (peritonitis)
IT can then move to the liver capsule, causing Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome