applied exercises

Microbiology is practically more useful when a student can apply the knowledge to diagnose a clinical condition. Hence, I have come up with few fictitious cases containing descriptions of signs and symptoms. These are followed by relevant questions and their answers. Photographs are provided at relevant locations; however one has to place the mouse above the links to see the images.

I will come up with few more cases in due course of time. Click here if you want to view the ready slides with cases and questions (without answers).

Applied Bacteriology

Staphylococcus aureus: Abscess

Streptococcus pyogenes: Pharyngitis

Streptococcus pyogenes: Acute rheumatic fever

Streptococcus pneumoniae: Lobar pneumonia

Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Pulmonary tuberculosis

Neisseria meningitidis: Acute bacterial meningitis

Escherichia coli: Urinary tract infection

Escherichia coli: Traveler's diarrhea

Shigella sps: Bacillary dysentery

Vibrio cholerae: Cholera

Salmonella enterica: Enteric fever (typhoid)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Burns infection

orynebacterium diphtheriae: Diphtheria

Applied Mycology

Microsporum canis: Ringworm (Tinea corporis)

Candida albicans: Vulvovaginitis

Rhizopus oryzae: Rhinocerebral zygomycosis

Cryptococcus neoformans: Meningitis

Madurella mycetomatis: Eumycotic mycetoma

Rhinosporidium seeberi: Rhinosporidiosis

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