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Infectious Disease: Clinical Cases Uncovered

ISBN: 978-1-4051-6891-5
168 pages
August 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Infectious Disease is a core topic within the clinical curriculum and students are expected to recognize, understand and know how to investigate and manage many infectious conditions.

Infectious Disease: Clinical Cases Uncovered leads students through a clinical approach to managing problems, with a question-answer approach developing the narrative. With self-assessment exercises using MCQs, EMQs and SAQs, Infectious Disease: Clinical Cases Uncovered is perfect for medical students and junior doctors, infectious disease nurses, nursing students and nurse practitioners.

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Table of Contents



How to use this book.

Part 1 Basics.

Laboratory diagnosis of infection.

Antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Infection and immunity.

Approach to the patient.

Part 2 Cases.

Case 1 A 68-year-old woman with bloody diarrhoea.

Case 2 A 73-year-old man who has been feeling generally unwell for 2 weeks.

Case 3 A 36-year-old man with hospital-acquired pneumonia.

Case 4 A 26-year-old male with jaundice.

Case 5 A 28-year-old female student with severe headache and drowsiness.

Case 6 A 30-year-old female with a vesicular skin rash.

Case 7 A 37-year-old man with fever and pleuritic pain.

Case 8 A 14-year-old school girl with a rash.

Case 9 A 68-year-old woman with fever and muscle pains.

Case 10 A 35-year-old teacher with fever and chills on return from Malawi.

Case 11 A 32-year-old man with night sweats and fatigue.

Case 12 A 41-year-old male with a red, hot and swollen left lower leg.

Case 13 An 18-year-old female student with vaginal discharge.

Case 14 An outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting on an orthopaedic ward.

Case 15 An antenatal visit.

Case 16 Headache in a 35-year-old South African woman.

Case 17 A 64-year-old man with fever and rigors.

Case 18 A 42-year-man with fever, cough and myalgia.

Case 19 A 75-year-old man with a sore hip.

Case 20 A 24-year-old man with acute myelogenous leukaemia who has developed a fever.

Case 21 A 53-year-old man with fever, severe back pain and abdominal pain.

Case 22 A 20-year-old female student with a rash, fever, myalgia and diarrhoea.

Case 23 A 54-year-old man with a cough and night sweats.

Case 24 A 15-year-old boy with fever and a sore throat.

Part 3 Self-assessment.





Index of cases by diagnosis or organism.


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Author Information

Hamish McKenzie, Professor and Honorary Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Foresterhill Hospital, Aberdeen and Aberdeen

Robert Laing, Consultant Physician in Infectious Disease and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Alexander McKenzie, Consultant Physician in Infection Disease and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Pamela Molyneaux, Consultant Virologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Abhjit Bal, SpR in Medical Microbiology and Honorary Clinical Lecturer

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