Microbiology

Lymphogranuloma venereum

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Bacterial vaginosis

Think: "Take a Whiff and get some Clue of Fishy odour!"

  • On Whiff test the vaginal discharge gives a Fishy (amine) odour
  • Clue cells are seen on microscopy

 

Whiff test: A drop of vaginal discharge is mixed with 10% potassium hydroxide solution and the odour is assessed.

Clue cells: These are the epithelial cells stippled with the bacteria and are diagnostic of Bacterial vaginosis.

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Picorna virus: Features

"PICORNA"

  • Positive sense
  • ICOsahedral
  • RNA virus
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Microorganisms causing UTI

"KEEPS"

  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • E.coli
  • Enterococcus faecalis/ Enterobacter cloacae
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa/ Proteus mirabilis
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus/ Serratia marcescens
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