Infectious Diseases Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Health Proverbs: A Kernel of Truth or Just Plain Corny? If health proverbs aren't true, why have they hung around for so long? See what you think of these long-standing aphorisms.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Systemic inflammatory response syndrome is not always related to infection and can be caused by ischemia, inflammation, trauma, or several factors. Test yourself on key aspects with this short quiz.
  • A 13-Year-Old Girl With Fever After Travel A 13-year-old girl presents with 2 months of worsening shortness of breath, malaise, fever, and loose stools after returning from a trip to Mexico. Are you able to make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Recent Outbreaks This short quiz highlights a small selection of recent outbreaks that made the news, and is intended to refresh and challenge knowledge regarding key aspects of related conditions.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • A Barely Responsive 36-Year-Old Woman With Hypothermia A 36-year-old woman is dropped at a hospital entrance, minimally responsive, with a note that read, 'I picked her up at a hotel. She said she was sick.' Can you make this challenging diagnosis?
  • A Traveler's Fever A 17-year-old male has a 2-day history of headache. He returned to the United States 2 days ago after 3 weeks in Nigeria. He has fevers and intermittent sweats, mostly at night. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Infective Endocarditis Infective endocarditis is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge that is nearly always fatal if left untreated. What do you know about this challenging condition? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neutropenia Neutropenia is a low level of neutrophils often associated with significant conditions. Test yourself on presentation, workup, and treatment for neutropenia-related conditions with this quick quiz.
  • Chronic Recurrent Symptoms Suggesting an Insidious Etiology A 17-year-old girl presents with a history of oral fungal infections, diarrhea, recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, darkening of the skin and oral cavity, and fever. What is the diagnosis?
  • An 85-Year-Old Woman With a Red, Painful Rash An 85-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus is admitted to the hospital because of a progressive, red, painful rash on her right leg. What's the next step in her treatment?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dental Health Although most patients with dental health issues are easily treated, complications are important to recognize. Test yourself on key aspects of dental abscesses and infections with this short quiz.
  • A 55-Year-Old Woman With Bumps on Her Face A 55-year-old African American woman presents with a 6-month history of 'bumps' on her cheeks. She notes that the spots appeared without any specific precipitating factors. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 68-Year-Old Man With Severe Joint Pain and Nodules A 68-year-old man presents with severe pain and swelling in his left foot. He also describes vague, mild epigastric pain. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: HPV Human papillomavirus (HPV) produces epithelial tumors of the skin and mucous membranes. Some strains are associated with cancer. Test yourself on key clinical aspects with our short quiz.
  • A 73-Year-Old Woman With Recurrent Bacteremia A 73-year-old woman presents with fever, chills, and night sweats and is found to have a recurrent bloodstream infection. What is the most likely cause?
  • A 55-Year-Old Woman With Shortness of Breath and Chest Pain A 55-year-old woman is admitted due to shortness of breath and pain on both sides of her chest with deep breathing, which has worsened over the past 5 days. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Illnesses in Schoolchildren Classrooms are breeding grounds for learning, socialization, and various illnesses in young children. Test your knowledge of key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment with our short quiz.
  • A 21-Year-Old Woman With Dysuria and Vaginal Discharge A 21-year-old woman presents with abdominal pain and dysuria. She further states that her urine has been 'dark' over the past day. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 71-Year-Old Man With Unremitting Epigastric Pain A 71-year-old man presents with severe pain in the epigastrium. The pain started a day ago, after he ate a large, fatty meal for lunch. What is the most likely diagnosis?