Module 7 | الوحدة 7

Objectives for module 7: Neisseriae and Spirochetes

Upon completion of this part, students should be able to:

  • Describe the Neisseria genus and the spirochetes (treponema, leptospira and borrelia) and list their pathogenic species;
  • Describe the mode of transmission, clinical findings, the morphology and identification (diagnostic tests) for each of them;
  • List some effective antibiotics against each of them.

Components: lectures (see below); online exercises and feedback form plus innovation, creativity and the use of higher-order thinking patterns (see below):

Lecture 1: Neisseriae

Lecture 2: Treponema

Lecture 3: Leptospira

Lecture 4: Borrelia

Click Here for Online Exercises & for the Feedback Form

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وإنقر هنا للذهاب للغز “ميكروبي” !!! 


مع تمنياتي للجميع بالتوفيق والنجاح

Best wishes 

46 comments on “Module 7 | الوحدة 7

  1. Dear Students,
    This is one of the very exciting modules so I am sure to hear many comments and get much interaction from you.
    Also, please remember the homework exercises
    Regards and best wishes

  2. Dr Mohammed, I remeber it:
    Meningitis: most common organisms
    Neisseria meningitidis
    Hemophilus Influenzae
    Streptococcus pneumonia

    • salam عبدالكريم محمد
      this make it easy to remeber. but E.coli must you add to it..

      • Good work (عبدالكريم محمد) and (محمد عبدالعزيز الزهراني),
        but there are other bacteria that can also cause meningitis, one common group that attack newborns is Group B streptococci (covered in Module 2). This list may now consist of the most important bacterial causes known to us.

  3. Thanks Dr Mohammed.
    Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gram-ve. Management Ceftriaxone IM . Azithromycin PO. Single stat doses. Source clulessmedic.

    • Dear (عبدالرحمن حبيب),
      Your link is a surprise to me. Indeed this is the first report indicating the presence of Leptospira in xodes ticks. It is not clear if this is due to contamination due to flooding or a real carrier status. If it is a real carrier status, it is still not clear if these ticks can transmit the disease. More research is need to settle these questions. I am sure people will study the area in the near future and a clear answer will come.

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