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Crash Course: Infectious Diseases

Covering all aspects of the syllabus, Crash Course offers students a fast way to recap on what they need to know to get through the exams with ease. Styled in an easy-to-follow, readily accessible format, each book is prepared by senior medical students or junior doctors - under faculty supervision - to give them the correct level of information perfectly tailored to current curricula requirements. The series now includes improved pedagogic features and a fully revised self-assessment section, updated to meet current examination needs.

Paperback, 294 Pages

Published: May 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3387-3


  • Part I: The Patient Presents With . . .

    1. Fevers and rashes
    History/Examination /Investigations
    2. Meningitis
    History/Examination /Investigations
    3. Upper respiratory tract symptoms
    History/Examination /Investigations
    4. Lower respiratory tract symptoms
    History/Examination /Investigations/Severity scoring
    5. Diarrhoea
    History/Examination /Investigations
    6. Jaundice and right upper quadrant pain
    Jaundice/Right upper quadrant pain
    7. Urinary symptoms
    History/Examination /Investigations
    8. Genital symptoms
    History/Examination /Investigations
    9. Cellulitis
    History/Examination /Investigations
    10. Complications from intravenous drug use
    History/Examination /Investigations
    11. Unwell from abroad
    History/Examination /Investigations
    12. Fever when immunocompromised
    Respiratory infections/Oral infections/Abdominal infections/Central nervous system infections/Eye infections /Skin infections
    13. Pyrexia of unknown origin
    History/Examination /Investigations

    Part II: Diseases and Disorders

    14. Childhood exanthemas and other rashes
    Chickenpox (varicella zoster virus)/Shingles or herpes zoster (varicella zoster virus)/Measles (paramyxovirus)/Rubella (Rubella virus)/Scarlet fever (Streptococcus pyogenes)/Erythema infectiosum (parvovirus B19)/Mumps (paramyxovirus)/Other rashes/Rheumatic fever/Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)/Erythema multiforme
    15. Meningitis and encephalitis
    16. Upper respiratory tract infections
    Viral infections/Bacterial infections
    17. Lower respiratory tract infections
    Community-acquired typical pneumonia/Community-acquired atypical pneumonias/Viral infections/Hospital-acquired infections/Infections in immunocompromised patients
    18. Gastroenteritis
    Bacterial causes/Viral causes/Protozoal causes
    19. Liver and biliary tract infections
    Hepatitis/Other liver infections/Biliary tract infections/Fever and abnormal liver function tests
    20. Urinary tract infections
    Lower urinary tract infections/Pyelonephritis
    21. Sexually transmitted infections
    Bacterial causes/Fungal causes/Viral causes/Protozoal causes
    22. Skin, joint and bone infections
    23. Endocarditis and pericarditis
    24. Malaria and tropical infections
    Other protozoan infections/Bacterial infections/Viral infections/Viral haemorrhagic fevers/Trematode infections/Nematode infections/Cestode infections
    25. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and opportunistic infections
    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/Opportunistic infections
    26. Tuberculosis
    Pathogenesis/History/Risk factors/General examination/Investigations/Treatment/Public health/Prophylaxis

    Part III: History, Examination and Common Investigations

    27. History
    Introduction/Scene-setting information/Presenting complaint (PC)/History of presenting complaint (HPC)/Past medical history (PMH)/Drug history (DH)/Allergies/Family history (FH)/Social history (SH)/Systems review/Differential diagnosis
    28. Examination
    General inspection/Bedside accessories/Hands/Head and neck/Cardiovascular/Respiratory/Abdominal/Limbs/Skin/Differential diagnosis
    29. Common investigations
    Routine blood tests/Other routine investigations/Specialized blood tests/Other fluids/Biopsied tissue/Imaging/Endoscopy/Test kits
    30. Writing up a Medical Clerking
    Purpose/Structure/Illustration/Formulating a differential diagnosis/Investigation/Continuity/Sample medical clerking

    Part IV: Self-assessment
    Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs)
    Short-answer Questions (SAQs)
    Extended-matching Questions (EMQs)


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