High-yield microbiology cases help students apply knowledge and prepare for board exams
Learning Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: Clinical Case Prep for the USMLE® by Tracey A. H. Taylor, Dwayne Baxa, and Matthew Sims presents diverse cases that encourage problem-based learning, which is key to building diagnostic skills. Each case portrays a real-life scenario, promoting a bridge from foundational knowledge to its application. A series of USMLE-style questions with thorough explanations provide an understanding of microbiology and infectious diseases, an ability to differentiate between infections and viruses, and identify bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Questions cover causative agents, disease transmission, mechanism of pathogenesis action, and pharmacotherapy.
50 case studies with images mirror situations seen in everyday practice
An intermingling of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology cases, and organ systems reflect real-world patient scenarios and encourage critical thinking
Comprehensive cases encompass symptoms and duration, medical and family history, physical exam and lab findings, differential diagnosis, and treatment and prevention
This essential, highly practical resource will help medical students build problem-solving skills, assess microbiology and infectious disease knowledge, and fully prepare for the boards.
Case 1 Adult with a Cough of a Long Duration Case 2 Child with a Sore Throat and Red Eyes Case 3 Adult in Respiratory Distress Case 4 Adolescent with Sore Throat and Malaise Case 5 Toddler with Upper Respiratory Symptoms Case 6 Elderly Male with Two Days of Fever, Chills, and Cough Case 7 Severely Ill Elderly Male in Respiratory Distress Case 8 Teenager with a Two-Week-Long Cough Case 9 Adult Male with Persistent Cough and Malaise Case 10 Infant with Severe Congestion Case 11 Adult Male with Fever, Myalgias, and Respiratory Distress Case 12 Adult Male with Fever, Chills, and Night Sweats Case 13 Child with Bloody Diarrhea Case 14 Child with Stomach Pain and Fever Case 15 Outbreak of Diarrheal Illness Case 16 Hospitalized Adult Female Who Develops Diarrhea Case 17 HIV-Positive Male with Diarrhea Case 18 Adult with Jaundice Case 19 Adult with Right Upper Quadrant Pain Case 20 Adult Female with Epigastric Pain after Eating Case 21 Elderly Female with Fever and Flank Pain Case 22 Adult Male with Rash Case 23 Young Female with Joint Pain Case 24 Teenager with Syncopy Case 25 Adult Male with Painful Penile Ulcers Case 26 Adult Male with Back Pain Case 27 Adult Female with Vaginal Discharge Case 28 Adult Male with a Red Eye Case 29 Adult Female with Lesion on Labia Case 30 Adult Male with Back Pain After Trauma Case 31 Teenage Girl with Expanding Skin Lesion Case 32 Adult Male with Foot Ulcer Case 33 Adult Male with Flu-Like Illness and Rash Case 34 Febrile Teenager with Disseminated Rash Case 35 Adult Male with Worsening Shortness of Breath Case 36 Adult Female with Facial Pain Case 37 Adult Female with Painful Rash Case 38 Adult Female with Headache and Confusion Case 39 Adult Male with Painful, Swollen Lymph Nodes Case 40 Toddler with High Fever and Upper Respiratory Symptoms Case 41 Adult Female with Febrile Illness Case 42 Agitated Male with Rapid Progression to Coma Case 43 Teenager with Headache and Fever Case 44 Elderly Female with Severe Headache and Nausea Case 45 Adult Female with Headache and Disorientation Case 46 Adult Male with Headache for Several Months Case 47 Febrile Teenager with Headache and Neck Stiffness Case 48 Travelers with Acute Febrile Illness Case 49 Newborn with Jaundice Case 50 Teenager with Pain in Groin