M163-4

Joint Fluid: Neisseria gonorrhoeae (viable for 3 days)/no growth- Shipped November 07, 2016

HISTORY

A simulated Joint Fluid collected from a 25 year old patient returning from Thailand was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate, identify, and report Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Unfortunately the sample proved to be non-viable and thus, no culture growth was obtained.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M163-4

  1. N. gonorrhoeae is an important cause of monoarticular septic arthritis.
  2. Antibiotic-resistant N. gonorrhoeae is spreading; monitoring of antimicrobial susceptibility is prudent.

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