. Site of infection . Route of infection . Disease meningitis
. Urethra/cervix . Sexual Gonococcal urethritis
. Meninges . Inhalation .Meningococcal
2.6. Comparison features of N.gonorrhea and N.meningitidis
/Meningococcemia . Specimen of choice . Biochemical reaction
.Urethral/Cervical swab .Cerebrospinal fluid .Oxidase positive .Oxidase positive . Ferment glucose only . Ferment glucose
GRAM NEGATIVE COCCOBACILLI
This is a group of small gram-negative, non-spore forming, non-motile, pleomorphic bacteria that require enriched media for growth.
Growth is enhanced in CO2 enriched atmosphere.
Present in upper respiratory tract as a normal microbial flora in healthy people.
The group is fastidious requiring growth factors for isolation.