But all of these, except Pseudomonas, are still part of the Enterobacter family
N.mengitides gets into blood --> septic shock, DIC, adrenal insufficiency
With gonorrhea, who's more likely to be asymptomatic, men or women?
Women (men will have pus & painful urination)
E.coli, Klebsiella, Proteus, Serratia, Salmonella, Shigella. HOKE: H antigen (flagella), O antigen (endotoxin), K antigen (kapsule).
Fever, rose spots on abdomen, diarrhea. Typhoid Mary = chronic carrier (in gallbladder).
Gram-negative, but no endotoxin (the only one... vs. Listeria, the only gram-pos bacterium with endotoxin). When intestine breaks open (trauma, appendicitis, ischemia), bacteria seed the intestine --> abscess.
Gram-neg spirochete that affects the liver: flu-like symptoms, abdominal pain, jaundice. Severe form = Weil's disease: both liver & kidney dysfunction (anemia, hemorrhage, azotemia). Tropics.
Stages of Lyme disease
Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a Gram-negative spirochete transmitted by the deer tick in summer (mainly).
1) Erythema chronicum migrans (chest or butt), flulike sx
2) Neuro & cardiac: AV block, Bell's palsy, aseptic meningitis
3) Migratory polyarthritis, plus chronic monoarthritis