Infectious Diseases Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 16-Year-Old Girl With Severe Abdominal Pain After a Hug A 16-year-old girl presents with severe abdominal pain following a hug. The pain is sharp, constant, intense in the right upper quadrant, and radiates to her right shoulder. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hyponatremia Essentials Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality observed in clinical practice. Are you familiar with essential aspects of this condition? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 59-Year-Old With a Painful Rash and Fingertip Ulcerations A 59-year-old woman first presented with a pruritic and painful rash; however, further disease manifestations continue to emerge. Are you able to make this diagnosis?
  • A 58-Year-Old Man With a Rash and Elevated Creatinine Levels A 58-year-old man presents with mild bilateral knee pain and a new rash. He is found to have elevated creatinine levels. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis How much do you know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis? Check your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Mood Disorders Worldwide, more than 300 million people are affected by depression and other mood disorders. Are you familiar with key aspects and best practices for various forms of mood disorder?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Respiratory Syncytial Virus How much do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Skill Checkup: Digital Rectal Examination   A digital rectal examination affords access to key structures and enables identification of several disease processes. Review the proper technique, including a video, and take a short self-assessment.
  • Skill Checkup: Tick Removal Ticks can carry and transmit a remarkable array of pathogens. Review the proper technique for tick removal and take a short self-assessment.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Antibiotic Best Practices Antibiotic resistance is an increasing concern. Are you familiar with various best practices to help slow the rise of these life-threatening infections? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 36-Year-Old Woman With a Worsening Cough and Hearing Loss A 36-year-old woman had a worsening cough and a decrease in hearing that has been subtle over the past 6 months. Can you make this challenging diagnosis?
  • Alcohol and Metronidazole Interaction: Real or Fake? Your patient is taking metronidazole, but he's also going to be in a wedding in 3 days. How would you advise him?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Liver Disease Are you familiar with key aspects of common noncancerous causes of liver disease, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Worsening Abdominal Pain and Bloating in a 30-Year-Old Woman A 30-year-old woman presents with recurrent abdominal pain and loose stools. Acute worsening occurs immediately before defecation, with improvement after defecation. What's the diagnosis?
  • Rabies Risk Assessment: Test Your Knowledge Challenge yourself with these cases that illustrate key rabies prevention and treatment situations. Would you know what to do?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Clostridium difficile Clostridium difficile is responsible for antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis. Do you know key aspects and best practices from the latest guidelines? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Pathogenesis and Presentation of Rosacea How much do you know about the pathophysiology and presentation of rosacea? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Rosacea 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Urinary Tract Infection Urinary tract infections can have a serious impact on quality of life. Although women are more frequently affected, incidence increases in men older than 60 years. Stay current with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: HIV Pre- and Postexposure Prophylaxis Are you familiar with the best strategies for PrEP and PEP? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.