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Infections 07

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, February 14 2009 by gliageek

Last modified on Saturday, February 14 2009.


Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen
This organism is the most common cause of?

 
        A) Purulent amebic menigoencephalitis
 
        B) Fungal meningitis
 
        C) Granulomatous amebic encephalitis
 
        D) Fungal microabscesses
 
        E) Cerebral abscess
 

 


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A) Purulent amebic menigoencephalitis

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Naegleria fowelerii  (See References)

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B) Fungal meningitis

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Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common fungal meningitis, and usually affects patients with defects in cell-mediated immunity  (See References)

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C) Granulomatous amebic encephalitis

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Acanthameba castellani  (See References)

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D) Fungal microabscesses

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Candida species  (See References)

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E) Cerebral abscess

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Streptococcus milleri  (See References)

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References:

1. Graham, D.I., and Lantos, P.L. (2002). Greenfield's Neuropathology, 7th ed. Arnold Press, New York. (ISBN:0340742313)Advertising:
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Infections 07
Question ID: 021409063
Question written by gliageek. (C) FrontalCortex.com 2006-2009, all rights reserved. Created: 02/14/2009
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