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  1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Syphilis
    • Gonorrhea
    • Chlamydia
    • Chancroid
  2. Syphilis
    • Treponema pallidum
    • Spirochete
    • Transmitted by sexual intercourse
  3. Primary syphilis
    hard chancre- ulcer at site of entry
  4. Secondary syphilis
    • fever
    • swollenlymph nodes
    • rash
    • possible liver involvement
  5. Tertiary syphilis
    gumma-soft gummy lesion that leads to degeneration of blood vessels in brain
  6. Gonorrhea
    • Second most frequently reported STD
    • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    • small Gram - diplococcus (bean-shaped)
  7. Gonorrhea in Females
    • gonococcus invades cervix and urethra - abdominal pain and burning urination.
    • Can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, in which org works its way into the Fallopian tubes and may cause sterility.
    • 50% show no symptoms and are important carriers
  8. Gonorrhea in males and infants
    • Males - occurs primarily in urethra
    • causing burning urination and discharge
    • Newborns -Ophthalmia neonatorum - congenital gonorrhea
  9. Chlamydia
    • The number one STD causing nongonococcal urethritis
    • Chlamydia trachomatis grows only in living tissue
    • Symptoms similar to gonorrhea, but milder
  10. Chancroid
    • Worldwide
    • may be more prevalent than syphilis or gonorrhea
    • Haemophilus ducreyi
    • small Gram neg rod
    • Characterized by soft chancre at site of entry

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pathogen 2
2010-11-23 21:04:06
Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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