Infectious Diseases Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Chagas Cardiomyopathy: The Disease You Might Not Think Of A growing public health threat demands more awareness of Chagas disease and its manifestations.
  • A 22-Year-Old Man Who Can't Speak: USMLE Question A 22-year-old man presents with difficulty speaking and an inability to swallow. Can you correctly identify the most appropriate treatment?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Appendicitis Diagnosis and Treatment Appendicitis is one of the more common surgical emergencies. Are you familiar with the latest best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Mantle cell lymphoma is now recognized as a distinct clinicopathologic entity and represents 2%-10% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. How much do you know about MCL? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Joint Pain Joint pain results in substantial financial costs and diminished quality of life. Do you know key aspects and guidelines for best practices related to common causes of joint pain?
  • Sudden Illness in a Highly Active 80-Year-Old Woman An 80-year-old woman presents with malaise, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. She is highly active, with a full-time job as a realtor. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Bell Palsy Essentials Are you familiar with key aspects of Bell palsy, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Cellulitis or Cellulitis Mimic? How to Tell the Difference Real cases seen by an ID specialist in recent weeks illustrate conditions that can mimic cellulitis and lead to inappropriate antibiotic therapies.
  • A 2-Year-Old-Boy With an Alarming Facial Rash A 2-year-old boy presents with fever and malaise that started 4 days earlier. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common STDs With sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates at an all-time high, it's important to stay current on best practices. Do you know key aspects associated with the most common STDs?
  • The Many Forms of HPV: Recognition and Management Through a series of short cases, Dr Gordon Sun addresses the recognition and early assessment of patients with suspected HPV-related disease and cancers.
  • A 42-Year-Old Woman With a Chronic Productive Cough A 42-year-old woman with a chronic productive cough is repeatedly treated for pneumonia. At her latest follow-up, she reports intermittent dyspnea and fatigue. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: HIV Recognition and Diagnosis Are you able to recognize and diagnose HIV infection using best practices and the latest guidelines? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 65-Year-Old Woman With Dizziness After Colonoscopy A 65-year-old woman underwent a routine outpatient screening colonoscopy. Twelve hours later, she developed dizziness, abdominal pain, and left-shoulder discomfort. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Food Poisoning Pathogens Serious cases of food poisoning can result in permanent disability or death. Are you prepared to confront common causes of food poisoning? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Rashes Many symptoms of rashes overlap, but identifiable factors for each condition help with diagnosis and treatment. How much do you know about common rashes? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Alcohol Use and Abdominal Pain in a 49-Year-Old Man A 49-year-old man with a medical history of alcohol abuse, tobacco dependence, and pancreatitis presents with abdominal pain that has lasted for 3 days. What's the diagnosis?
  • Skill Checkup: Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage Peritonsillar abscess remains a common clinical entity in the emergency department and in an otolaryngology practice. Are you familiar with proper drainage procedures?
  • Knowledge Checkup: Hepatitis C About 71 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C, with approximately 399,000 dying annually from this infection. Test yourself on both the basics and the latest information on this condition.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Influenza Are you prepared for another flu season? Test yourself on essential core components of influenza and refresh your knowledge of best practices with this quick quiz.