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Micro 2 spirochetes and mycoplasmas Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Tick's natural hosts
  2. two hard ticks from the Ixodes genus
  3. Spirochete ID
  4. Lime disease agents
  5. Weil's Disease
  1. a
    (but also infect pets and humans)
  2. b
    Long, slender, helically curved, gram negative bacilli
  3. c
    same as Icteric Leptospirosis
    -the most severe illness caused by leptospira
    -liver dysfunction
  4. d -Ixodes pacificus- in california
    -Ixodes scapularis- in other areas of the world
  5. e Borrelia burgdorferi
    B. garinii
    B. afzelii and
    B. valaisiana

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. microaerophilic

  2. penicillin G
  3. T. pallidum subspecies of pertenue
  4. they do not have a cell wall

  5. M. genitalium

5 True/False Questions

  1. is susceptibility testing performed on treponemes?no- they are non cultivatable so susceptibility testing cannot be done


  2. because mycoplasmas have no cell wall, they are highly susceptible to what?drying out
    - use transport media, especially when specimens are collected on swabs


  3. two genera of the Mycoplasmataceae familyT. pallidum subspecies of pertenue


  4. the most common cause of atypical pneumoniae and community acquired pneumoniaMycoplasma pneumoniae


  5. spirochete- treponema category IDslender with tight coils


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