By Eugene Toy, Donald Briscoe, Cynthia Debord, Audrey Wanger, Gilbert Castro, James Kettering
Publish 12 months note: First released might fifth 2005
LEARN MICROBIOLOGY within the CONTEXT OF REAL-LIFE sufferers and get ready FOR THE USMLE STEP 1
Experience with medical instances is essential to excelling at the USMLE Step 1 and shelf assessments, and finally to supplying sufferers with powerfuble scientific care. Case records: Microbiology offers fifty four true-to-life situations that illustrate crucial innovations during this box. every one case comprises an easy-tounderstand dialogue correlated to crucial uncomplicated technological know-how suggestions, definitions of key words, microbiology pearls, and USMLE-style assessment questions.
With Case records, you'll study rather than memorize.
• study from fifty four high-yield circumstances, every one with board-style questions and key-point pearls
• grasp complicated techniques via transparent and concise discussions
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Garinii, and B. afzelii, are known to cause Lyme disease and are known collectively as B. burgdorferi sensu lato. The outer membrane of B. burgdorferi contains unique outer surface proteins, which are thought to play a role in their virulence. Small rodents, particularly the whitefooted mouse, are the primary reservoirs of B. burgdorferi, and the vector of transmission is the Ixodes tick. The larva of the tick is born uninfected. The ticks become infected with the spirochete on feeding on an infected animal.
Intracellular growth in leukocytes B. Endotoxin release C. Localization in reticuloendothelial cells D. Antiphagocytic capsular antigen E. 1 is left untreated, which of the following symptoms would most likely appear? A. Urethritis B. Centripetal spread of rash C. Biphasic illness with fever and chills D. Stiffness in the knees E. 3 A small tick, of the genus Ixodes, most commonly transmits B. burgdorferi. Which of the following diseases could also be transmitted by ticks? A. Q fever B. Leptospirosis C.
As a result of the fastidious nature of these pathogens, a commercial assay for detection of Campylobacter antigen in the stool is frequently used for diagnosis. indd 43 7/22/14 7:09 PM 44 CASE FILES: MICROBIOLOGY TREATMENT AND PREVENTION Most often C. jejuni infection is self-limited and does not require specific antimicrobial therapy. Supportive care, that is, hydration, is often the only treatment needed. If specific therapy is needed for severe disease, or infection in immunocompromised patients, erythromycin is the drug of choice, because of the recent increase in resistance to fluoroquinolones.