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Synonyms for gonococcus

the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea

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In 2008, BAPCOC continued to recommend ofloxacin and levofloxacin as empiric treatment for prostatitis and orchiepididymitis, with ceftriaxone to be added if gonococci were suspected [15, p.
The discharge results were negative for trichomonads and Gram-negative diplococci were not visible within phagocytes, direct microscopic fungi tests were negative, and cultures for general bacteria, gonococci, Ureaplasma urealyticum , and fungi showed negative results.
Researchers are looking into how gonococci bypass the human immune system to infect cells.
Moreover, gonococci seem to directly interfere with the onset of the adaptive immune response as Opa proteins can inhibit CD4+ T-cell proliferation [14] and the bacteria induce IL-10 production, an important regulatory cytokine involved in the differentiation of type 1 T regulatory cells (Tr1) [15, 16].
Some studies have shown that a count of < 10 PMNs per high power field was defined as predicting absence of gonococci and C.
Antimicrobial resistance among gonococci is common, either determined by the genes of the organism (chromosomally mediated) or by genetic elements which are not part of the chromosome of the organism (plasmid mediated).
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At the same time, clinical pathology identifies many cases of public health-reportable disease via organism culture (Salmonella) and immunologic (hepatitis B) and nucleic acid-based (Chlamydia, Gonococci) techniques.
In the last few years, a number of gonococci with decreased susceptibility or clinically significant resistance to fluoroquinolones including ciprofloxacin have been isolated all over the world (3-8).
(28) Lee and Shafer (29) studied the resistance of gonococci to long-chain fatty acids and discovered that resistance was mediated by an efflux pump encoded by farAB (fatty acid resistance).
high rates of ciprofloxacin resistance in gonococci in South Africa).
This is consistent with the very low levels of cervical chlamydia and gonococci that we consistently observe among older women in national and local prevalent monitoring data."
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