Infectious Diseases Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 65-year-old woman underwent a routine outpatient screening colonoscopy. Twelve hours later, she developed dizziness, abdominal pain, and left-shoulder discomfort. What's the diagnosis?
  • Serious cases of food poisoning can result in permanent disability or death. Are you prepared to confront common causes of food poisoning? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Many symptoms of rashes overlap, but identifiable factors for each condition help with diagnosis and treatment. How much do you know about common rashes? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 49-year-old man with a medical history of alcohol abuse, tobacco dependence, and pancreatitis presents with abdominal pain that has lasted for 3 days. What's the diagnosis?
  • Peritonsillar abscess remains a common clinical entity in the emergency department and in an otolaryngology practice. Are you familiar with proper drainage procedures?
  • About 71 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C, with approximately 399,000 dying annually from this infection. Test yourself on both the basics and the latest information on this condition.
  • Are you prepared for another flu season? Test yourself on essential core components of influenza and refresh your knowledge of best practices with this quick quiz.
  • Many disorders and conditions can be traced to parents and grandparents. Are you familiar with key aspects of common familially inherited conditions? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Although otitis externa rarely causes serious complications, the infection is responsible for acute morbidity. Prompt diagnosis and therapy cures most cases. Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • Annually, otitis media is responsible for nearly 20 million office visits. Do you know how best to approach this incredibly common condition? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Time Out! A Close Look at Antibiotic Use in LTC Clinical cases illustrate the overuse of antibiotics to treat radiographic findings and lab reports, especially when prescribing over the phone.
  • Clostridium difficile is responsible for antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis, which can be life-threatening. How much do you know about this condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 65-Year-Old Man With Pain After a Rash: USMLE Question A 65-year-old man presents with persistent, burning pain in the same area previously covered by a rash. What treatment option is best for him?
  • More than 1.2 million Americans have HIV. Medical advances are allowing for longer lives. Do you know associated conditions to watch for and best treatment? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • Rosacea symptoms range from minor cosmetic issues to severe, disfiguring disability. Do you know how best to recognize and treat this common skin condition? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • The clinical presentation, course, and treatment of diarrhea depend on its cause. Are you familiar with common conditions associated with acute or chronic diarrhea? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 9-year-old boy presents due to suicidal and homicidal actions exhibited for the past couple of weeks. This included self-harm and assaulting others for no apparent reason. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 5-year-old child is presented for an ear infection. He was previously treated for recurrent bacterial pneumonia and twice required inpatient hospitalization. What underlying condition is at work?
  • Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books Can you identify these famous quotes from some of medicine's most cherished tomes? Take the quiz to find out.
  • Case Challenge: A Spreading Summertime Rash A man presents in July with scattered erythematous rashes. What is the cause, and what is the appropriate clinical approach?
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