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Micro 2 spirochetes and mycoplasmas Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Although Borrelia burgdorferi can be visualized and cultured, what test is best for diagnosing?
  2. In what area of the human body are mycoplasmas considered normal flora?
  3. Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a lyme disease agent, is transmitted through which tick?
  4. spirochete- borrelia category ID
  5. Vincent's disease is caused by:
  1. a somewhat thicker than treponema with fewer and looser coils
  2. b serology test - the standard for lyme disease testing
  3. c Ixodes tick
  4. d treponema (spirochete)
    causes acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
    look at methylene blue stained material from the lesions
  5. e
    upper respiratory tract
    GU tract

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. plate-like structures that attach the fibrils within the cell wall
    -on spirochetes
  2. the tick from which they are recovered.
  3. atypical pneumonia
  4. Giemsa stain

  5. same as Axial filaments
    -flagella like organelles that wrap around bacteria's cell wall
    -on spirochetes
    -facilitate motility

5 True/False Questions

  1. Mycoplasmas belong to what class meaning 'soft skin' in latin?
    Mollicutes (Mollycuties)


  2. two hard ticks from the Ixodes genus- FTA-ABS- fluorescent treponemal AB absorption test
    (used only for confirmation- not screening)
    -TP-PA- T. pallidum particle agglutination test


  3. two most widely used NON treponemal serologic tests:
    penicillin G


  4. the serological test for treponematosis tests for what antibody types?VDRL- venereal disease research lab test
    RPR- rapid plasma reagin test
    (both are FLOCCULATION or AGGLUTINATION tests)


  5. What is the most common vector-borne disease in North America and Europe?Lyme disease


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