Bacteria - Trichomonas vaginalis —vaginitis with purulent...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Bacteria Gonorrhea— Neisseria gonorrhoeae —painful urination & discharge in males; often fewer symptoms in females Syphilis— Treponema pallidum —disease occurs in 3 stages—1 st sore at point of entry; 2 nd rash over skin & mucous membranes; 3 rd lesions called gummas Chlamydia infection-- Chlamydia trachomatis —few immediate symptoms but can cause Viruses AIDS—HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)—loss of immune system function—can be transmitted by contact with infected blood or other body fluids, often but not necessarily by sexual contact Genital herpes—Herpes sjmplex virus type 2—recurring outbreaks of painful blisters on genitals Hepatitis B—chronic infection which may be spread by sexual transmission and other ways such as exposure to infected blood—liver damage, may be chronic Cervical cancer—HPV (human papilloma virus)—genital warts which sometimes lead to Protozoa Trichomoniasis—
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Trichomonas vaginalis —vaginitis with purulent discharge in females; often no symptoms in males AIRBORNE DISEASES Bacteria Streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) & scarlet fever— Streptococcus pyogenes —high fever, sore throat, also rash if scarlet fever Tuberculosis— Mycobacterium tuberculosis —usually lung infection, sometimes bone or other tissue Legionnaires’ disease— Legionella pneumophila —severe pneumonia Pneumococcal pneumonia— Streptococcus pneumoniae--pneumonia Diphtheria— Corynebacterium diphtheriae —respiratory infection may result in formation of membrane composed of fibrin & dead cells that may block larynx & pharynx; heart affected by toxin Pertussis (whooping cough)— Bordatella pertussis--very severe cough that lasts for weeks Bacterial meningitis— Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitides, Streptococcus pneumonaie are common causative agents—infection of brain & spinal cord—often progresses rapidly and can be fatal...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online