By Swapan Kumar Nath

This concise, problem-based textbook covers ninety one of the most typical infectious illnesses, utilizing case stories to advertise interactive studying and to construct a origin of information for medical perform. It provides an outline of the way infectious illnesses have an effect on a selected organ method. Then, it presents medical case eventualities, differential analysis tables, and succinct reasons of the infectious method, with remedies and results. Crisp, full-color pictures and USMLE-style perform questions around out the text.

  • Presents an in depth medical case learn for every infectious ailment coated, together with remedy and results.
  • Integrates uncomplicated and medical sciences.
  • Covers the most typical infectious illnesses, together with bioterrorism brokers and rising infectious ailments.
  • Promotes energetic studying via proposing the case learn as an unknown, after which offering differential analysis tables and rationales.
  • Features over 350 full-color illustrations and photographs of scientific ailment to augment written fabric.
  • Highlights key indicators, microbiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis for quick assessment.
  • Provides precis tables of vital ailments as a result of the infecting organism.
  • Includes perform inquiries to aid organize for the USMLE step 1 and a couple of exams.

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The chest x-ray usually shows signs of consolidation. Typical pneumonia is usually caused by S. pneumoniae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis, and Staphylococcus aureus. S. pneumoniae, the prototype of typical CAP, has been, and still remains, the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia. S. pneumoniae and S. aureus are the most common causes of post-viral (influenza) pneumonia, particularly in the elderly. The clinical presentation of atypical pneumonia is marked by gradual onset of cough (nonproductive) and dyspnea; extrapulmonary signs and symptoms may be more prominent, such as headache, sore throat, and diarrhea.

Although epidemiologic characteristics of the adenoviruses vary by antigenic type, all are transmitted by direct contact, fecal-oral transmission, and, occasionally, waterborne transmission. Aerosolized droplet exposure also causes pharyngitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Spread also occurs via contact with ocular secretions during the acute illness, and indirectly through contaminated surfaces, instruments, or solutions. Fecal-oral transmission of enteric adenoviruses occurs among infants in a day care setting.

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