Microbiology

Microbiology

Study of microscopic organisms and their role in human diseases.
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HIV/HCV Co infection

What other Hepatitis viruses should be screened for patient infected with HIV/HCV co infection?

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April 20 2015 #

Any patient who is infected with HIV should be screened for Hep A, B and C. For those who already are infected with HCV, they should still be screened for Hep A and B. Reference:
  1. Hepatitis B Foundation: HIV/HCV Co...
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HIV/HCV Co infection

What other Hepatitis viruses should be screened for patient infected with HIV/HCV co infection?

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Balantidium coli

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January 12 2015 #

It is an intestinal parasite that causes balantidiasis. Source of infection: fecal-oral route, contaminated food or water Infective form: Cysts Pathogenesis/Life cycle: The infected cyst form enters the human body...Read More

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Trichomonas vaginalis

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January 10 2015 #

It is an anaerobic flagellated protozoan that causes trichomoniasis.  Source of infection: sexual intercourse Infective form: Trophozoites The parasite is mostly found in the vagina in females, but may also be fou...Read More

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Trichomonas vaginalis

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Cryptosporidium

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January 09 2015 #

Infection with cyptosporidium is usually seen in the immunocompromised.  Source of infection: fecal-oral transmission Infective form: Cyst Pathogenesis: the infection begins with ingestion of the oocysts. In the gu...Read More

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Cryptosporidium

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Entamoeba Histolytica

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January 09 2015 #

The spread from the gut to the liver is mostly through a hematogenous or portal circuulation route. From here the parasite can move to other places directly. The most common organ after liver to get infested is the lu...Read More

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January 09 2015 #

Also to add one more point - intentinal infections are diagnosed using microscopic exam of stool and antigen detection while extra-intestinal infection is diagnosed using serology

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Entamoeba Histolytica

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January 08 2015 #

Entamoeba Histolytica is an anaerobic protozan infecting humans and primates. It is estimated to have affected around 10% of the world's population. 
  • Source of Infection: fecal - oral transmission from contaminated...
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Entamoeba Histolytica

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Parasites

Giardiasis

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October 07 2014 #

it is also known as beaver fever....

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Hii ,, Im a medical student ,, i wanna ask what do they mean by " blood cultres are neg or pos to this bacteria "

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Flashcard: Giardia Lamblia

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January 25 2014 #

tks

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Hepatitis virus

Excuse me, I am a beginner medical student. I wonder why Hepatitis virus specificly infect to liver cell, not to other cells, and how the virus recognize it?

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December 28 2013 #

The human genome contains around 1,000 microRNAs, strands of cellular material that play a diverse role in regulating gene expression and cellular metabolism. In a healthy liver cell, the microRNA miR-122 regulates th...Read More

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Hepatitis virus

Excuse me, I am a beginner medical student. I wonder why Hepatitis virus specificly infect to liver cell, not to other cells, and how the virus recognize it?

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what is meant by opportunistic infections??

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What are some good tips and advices that you can suggest, so I can use them to help me solve Case based Microbiology MCQs?

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Diseases caused by Staph Aureus

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