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Chapter-04 Infectious Diseases

BOOK TITLE: Exam Preparatory Manual for Undergraduates: Medicine

Author
1. Nayak Ramadas
2. Boloor Archith
ISBN
9789386056610
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14224_5
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
96
Author Affiliations
1. Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Yenepoya Medical College, Constituent of Yenepoya University (Accredited by NAAC with "A" grade), Mangaluru, Karnataka, India, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University (Accredited by NAAC with “A” grade), Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
Chapter keywords
Pyrexia of unknown origin, bacterial infection, pneumococcal infection, dysentery, rickettsial disease, viral infection, fungal infection, protozoal infection

Abstract

Written in question and answer format, this chapter aims to cover a brief discussion on infectious diseases. Crisp and to the point answers of the questions have been provided throughout this chapter. Pyrexia (fever) of unknown origin (PUO), bacterial infections, pneumococcal infections, dysentery, rickettsial diseases, viral infections, fungal infections, opportunistic mycoses, protozoal infections, cestodes (tapeworms), ectoparasites, sexually transmitted infections, chlamydial infections, granuloma inguinale (donovanosis), syphilis, nosocomial infections (hospital infections), sepsis, anti-infective therapy, and drug resistance the topics which are covered throughout this chapter.

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