A businessman in Iowa returned from a trip to Japan and a few other countries a few months previously. He had a very sore throat. He had been treated with beta lactam drugs but was not cured. The man reported that he had had unprotected sex including oral while overseas. The gram stain of his throat showed a gram negative coccus. He was treated with a newer generation beta lactam drug and still did not cure the pharyngitis. He also showed signs of an infection of the genitourinary tract with purulent discharge from the penile region. Samples were taken to grow a potential bacterium from both regions of his body.
**The pathogen causing this pharyngitis is Neisseria gonorrhoeae**
Question no 1
The most likely pathogen causing this pharyngitis is the neisseria gonnorhea. This is a sexually transmitted pathogen
Question no 2
The source of transmission was unprotected oral sex as verbalised by the patient as neisseria gonnorhea is a sexually transmitted disorder.
Question no 3
Chlamydia, group c steptococcus, steptococcus group A are major organism that cause pharyngitis
Question no 4
Properties of neisseria gonnorhea
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