5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- two most widely used NON treponemal serologic tests:
- because mycoplasmas have no cell wall, they are highly susceptible to what?
- All borreliae that cause disease in the US are transmitted via tick bites an are named after what?
- which stages do ticks need to be in to harbor spirochetes and transmit disease?
- In cultivation, only M. pneumoniae and one variant of U. urealyticum do what to RBC's?
- a the tick from which they are recovered.
- b all stages
-larva, nymph and adult
- c drying out
- use transport media, especially when specimens are collected on swabs
hemadsorb them (RBCs stick to the colonies)
- e VDRL- venereal disease research lab test
RPR- rapid plasma reagin test
(both are FLOCCULATION or AGGLUTINATION tests)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
because it's quick, reproducible and relatively inexpensive
- slender with tight coils
- because of the many antigenic shifts Borrelia organisms undergo during disease course
- atypical pneumonia
- resemble borrelia except for their hooked ends
5 True/False Questions
In what area of the human body are mycoplasmas considered normal flora? →
upper respiratory tract
What causes venereal syphilis? → Treponema pallidum
Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a lyme disease agent, is transmitted through which tick? → Ixodes tick
Axial Febrils →
Long, slender, helically curved, gram negative bacilli
what makes mycoplasmas unlike all other bacteria → ferments glucose to lactic acid so pH change will be evident