ID#: 21363
Under a magnification of 1150X, this photomicrograph of a Gram-stained, urethral discharge specimen, demonstrated the presence of Gram-negative, extracellular diplococci. The presence of extracellular diplococci is a questionable finding, and definitively determining the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, would have to be confirmed through additional tests, including culturing, or a nucleic acid test. The presence of intracellular diplococci is diagnostically presumptive in the case of N. gonorrhoeae. See PHIL 21362, for the appearance of intracellular diplococci.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Caldwell
Creation Date: 1969
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