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Image Number 432 (Gonorrhea)

Other Morphologies

Diagnosis: Gonorrhea

Site: Other

Sex: M

Age: 18

Type: Histology

Description: PMNs filled with diplococci

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History:  A simple Gram stain of  urethral exudate is the method of choice for the detection of gonorrhea in symptomatic males because it is much less expensive and much more rapid than other diagnotic techniques.  The presence of typical gram-negative intracellular diplococci after Gram stain establishes a diagnosis of gonorrhea

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