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When it first leaves the kidney, urine flows through

  1. the urinary bladder.
  2. the urethra.
  3. the ureter.
  4. the glomeruli.

What part of the male urogenital tract is shared by the urinary and reproductive systems?

  1. the prostate gland
  2. the seminal vesicles
  3. the vas deferens
  4. the urethra

Which species is not associated with NGU?

  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  2. Mycoplasma hominis
  3. Chlamydia trachomatis
  4. Mycoplasma genitalium

A strain of bacteria associated with a bladder infection shows gram-negative rods. What species is most likely to be the causative agent?

  1. Mycoplasma hominis
  2. Escherichia coli
  3. Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  4. Chlamydia trachomatis

Treponemal and non-treponemal serological testing can be used to test for

  1. vaginosis.
  2. chlamydia.
  3. syphilis.
  4. gonorrhea.

Lymphogranuloma venereum is caused by serovars of

  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  2. Chlamydia trachomatis.
  3. Treponema pallidum.
  4. Haemophilis ducreyi.

The latent stage of syphilis, which may last for years, can occur between

  1. the secondary and tertiary stages.
  2. the primary and secondary stages.
  3. initial infection and the primary stage.
  4. any of the three stages.

Based on its shape, which microbe is this?

Micrograph of spiral cells.
Figure 23.26 (credit: modification of work by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  2. Chlamydia trachomatis
  3. Treponema pallidum
  4. Haemophilis ducreyi

Genital herpes is most commonly caused by

  1. herpes simplex virus 1.
  2. varicella-zoster virus.
  3. herpes simplex virus 2.
  4. cytomegalovirus.

Koilocytes are characteristic of

  1. cells infected with human papillomavirus
  2. cells infected with herpes simplex virus 2
  3. cells infected with all forms of herpesviruses
  4. cervical cancer cells

Which oral medication is recommended as an initial topical treatment for genital yeast infections?

  1. penicillin
  2. acyclovir
  3. fluconazole
  4. miconazole

What is the only common infection of the reproductive tract caused by a protozoan?

  1. gonorrhea
  2. chlamydia
  3. trichomoniasis
  4. candidiasis

Which test is preferred for detecting T. vaginalis because of its high sensitivity?

  1. NAAT
  2. wet mounts
  3. Pap tests
  4. all of the above are equally good
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