M143-4

Joint fluid: Neisseria gonorrhoeae  –  Shipped November 2014

HISTORY

A simulated joint fluid collected from a 15 year old female patient with septic arthritis of the knee was sent to category A laboratories.

Participants were expected to isolate, identify, and report Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Participants were expected to refer antibiotic susceptibility testing and correlate results with those obtained for G143.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M143-4

  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae can cause systemic infection and it is important to include enriched media to recover the organism from potential sites from which it can be recovered.
  2. It is important to refer isolates for confirmation of identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing to obtain local susceptibility patterns.

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