Crash Course: Infectious Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723433873, 9780723437888

Crash Course: Infectious Diseases

1st Edition

Series Editors: Daniel Horton-Szar
Authors: Emma Nickerson
eBook ISBN: 9780723437888
Paperback ISBN: 9780723433873
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.
Published Date: 11th May 2007
Page Count: 294

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Table of Contents

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)


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.


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About the Series Editors

Daniel Horton-Szar Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Northgate Medical Practice, Canterbury, Kent, UK

About the Authors

Emma Nickerson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior House Officer on medical rotation at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK