Infectious Diseases Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Time Out! A Close Look at Antibiotic Use in LTC Clinical cases illustrate the overuse of antibiotics to treat radiographic findings and lab reports, especially when prescribing over the phone.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Clostridium Difficile Infection Clostridium difficile is responsible for antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis, which can be life-threatening. How much do you know about this condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 65-Year-Old Man With Pain After a Rash: USMLE Question A 65-year-old man presents with persistent, burning pain in the same area previously covered by a rash. What treatment option is best for him?
  • Fast Five Quiz: HIV More than 1.2 million Americans have HIV. Medical advances are allowing for longer lives. Do you know associated conditions to watch for and best treatment? Test yourself with our quick 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: Common Diarrhea-Associated Conditions The clinical presentation, course, and treatment of diarrhea depend on its cause. Are you familiar with common conditions associated with acute or chronic diarrhea? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 9-Year-Old Boy Exhibiting Violent Behavior A 9-year-old boy presents due to suicidal and homicidal actions exhibited for the past couple of weeks. This included self-harm and assaulting others for no apparent reason. What's the diagnosis?
  • Recurrent Infections in a 5-Year-Old Boy A 5-year-old child is presented for an ear infection. He was previously treated for recurrent bacterial pneumonia and twice required inpatient hospitalization. What underlying condition is at work?
  • Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books Can you identify these famous quotes from some of medicine's most cherished tomes? Take the quiz to find out.
  • Case Challenge: A Spreading Summertime Rash A man presents in July with scattered erythematous rashes. What is the cause, and what is the appropriate clinical approach?
  • Quiz: What Do You Know About This Pancreatic Condition? Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a condition that can accompany more established disorders. But do you have the proper knowledge to know it when you see it? Take this quiz to find out.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Summer Skin Conditions Ranging from benign to potentially quite serious, summer skin conditions are frequent causes of concern for patients. Test your knowledge of some notable seasonal problems with this quick quiz.
  • A Puzzling Facial Rash on a 17-Year-Old Boy A 17-year-old boy presents with a 10-day history of a facial rash. There was no improvement following antibiotic therapy. The patient is active on a school wrestling team. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Peripheral Artery Disease Left untreated, peripheral artery disease may result in gangrene and amputation. How much do you know about key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cholelithiasis (Gallstones) Cholelithiasis (gallstone disease) may result in significant pain. Do you know key aspects involving the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test your knowledge by taking this short quiz.
  • Recurrent Skin Infections in a Teen: How Would You Manage? It's an extremely vexing problem for families: recurrent skin infections in a teen athlete.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Sepsis Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that may present in a myriad of ways. Do you know important attributes of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Changing the World, One Female Physician at a Time Do you recognize these women physician pioneers?
  • A 24-Year-Old Woman With Photophobia: USMLE Question A 24-year-old woman presents due to headache, fever, neck stiffness, and photophobia. What's the immediate next step in her management?
  • Chronic Splenomegaly in a 10-Year-Old Boy A 10-year-old boy presents with splenomegaly lasting several years. Are you able to identify the correct diagnosis?