Neisseria infections: Quick cases - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 2 CK Forum > USMLE Step 2 CK High Yield > USMLE Step 2 CK Classic Clues

USMLE Step 2 CK Classic Clues Classic clues seen in clinical case scenarios in USMLE Step 2 CK questions.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-07-2011
USMLE-Syndrome's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: ---
Posts: 1,203
Threads: 180
Thanked 1,254 Times in 441 Posts
Reputation: 1268
Arrow Neisseria infections: Quick cases


Meningococcal meningitis:
Young child with sudden onset of fever, petechiae or purpura (black and blue marks) on the skin, malaise, and stiff neck. The cerebrospinal fluid contains intracellular gram-negative diplococci.

Gonorrhea (local infection):
Sexually active man with greenish-yellow discharge from the urethra has difficulty urinating. Discharge contains gram-negative intracellular diplococci.

Disseminated gonococcal infection:
Sexually active man with painful, inflamed joint. Aspirate may contain gram-negative intracellular diplococci.

Sexually active woman develops fever, abdominal pain, cervical tenderness, and vaginal discharge following unusually severe and prolonged menstrual period. An IUD had been inserted into the patient several years ago.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Aanand (06-07-2011), ahmednabil616 (06-07-2011), aknz (06-07-2011), Cairo (01-13-2013), dnmu2010 (02-16-2013), docoftheworld (06-07-2011), dr.muhamad (06-07-2011), drarnab (06-07-2011), drnirajmavani (06-07-2011), els224 (07-10-2014), merci12 (06-14-2013), (07-09-2012), mulchandani161 (06-07-2011), Rookie (03-20-2012), skido (06-07-2011)

Old 06-07-2011
USMLE Forums Veteran
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 244
Threads: 16
Thanked 200 Times in 86 Posts
Reputation: 210

aspirate may NOT contain gram negatives.. might be good way to put it.

thanks for the great pointers miss
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2016
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: ---
Posts: 20
Threads: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default thanks

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Infectious-Diseases, Internal-Medicine-

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anemia & Infections in old man sam01 USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 06-03-2016 08:11 AM
Differentiating Vaginal Infections rasheed USMLE Step 2 CK Bits & Pieces 4 11-12-2011 12:20 PM
Is true they discard two cases out of the 12 CS cases? hashimoto USMLE Step 2 CS SP Challenges 1 05-17-2011 09:21 AM
5 Infections from Birds :) ecgram USMLE Step 1 Mnemonics 0 07-18-2010 12:45 PM
Prenatal Preventions of Infections Hohepa USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 2 04-12-2010 03:52 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)