Infectious Disease

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  1. What are the characteristics of Gram negative bacteria?
    • Thin peptidoglycan layer
    • Periplasmic space- beta lactamase production occurs here
    • No teichoic acid
    • Outer membrane- LPS, endotoxins are made here
  2. What are the characteristics of gram positive bacteria?
    • Thick peptidoglycan layer
    • No periplasmic space
    • Teichoic acid- IgA protease
    • No outer membrane
  3. Which organisms are opportunists (part of the normal flora)?
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Candida albicans
    • Enteric gram negative organisms (E. coli, Enterobacter, Klebsiella)
    • Enterococcus
    • Cytomegalovirus
  4. Which pathogens always cause disease?
    • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    • Plasmodium
    • Rabies virus
    • Treponema pallidum
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