New In Parasitology

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Parasitology Quizzes & Trivia

Here is a short compilation of questions intended to get you familiar with the new information on Parasitology. Reference material: Clinical diagnosis by Laboratory Methods-Henry 21st and 22nd ed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Coccidia that can cause protracted diarrhea in immunosuppressed patients lsuch as those with AIDS. There are 3 correct answers.
    • A. 

      Cyclospora

    • B. 

      Cytoisospora

    • C. 

      Nocardia

    • D. 

      Cryptosporidium

  • 2. 
    Species of Microsporidia that have a similar effect to human as that of opportunistic Coccidia. the organism can cause protarcted diarrhea and weight loss in AIDS patients.
    • A. 

      Isospora belli

    • B. 

      Cyclospora cayetanensis

    • C. 

      Enterocytozoon bieneusi

    • D. 

      Sarcocystis lindemanni

  • 3. 
    Ingestion of infective stages may occur incidentally along with plants.
    • A. 

      Fasciola sp.

    • B. 

      Fasciolopsis sp.

    • C. 

      Hymenolepis sp.

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 4. 
    Also known as dog whipworm:
    • A. 

      Enterobius vermicularis

    • B. 

      Trichuris trichiura

    • C. 

      Trichuris vulpis

    • D. 

      Capillaria philippinensis

  • 5. 
    Infectious stages may be transmitted from person to person:
    • A. 

      Hymenolepis nana

    • B. 

      Trichuris trichiura

    • C. 

      Capillaria philippinensis

    • D. 

      Schistosoma japonicum

  • 6. 
    This fluke is a vector for a rickettsia that produces a highly lethal infection in canines known as "salmon-poisoning" disease.
    • A. 

      Fasciolopsis buski

    • B. 

      Metagonimus yokogawai

    • C. 

      Trichostrongylus spp.

    • D. 

      Nanophyetus salmincola

  • 7. 
    Loa loa displays diurnal periodicity so blood should preferrably be drawn around noon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Egga have terminal spine and so resemble those of S. haematobium, but they occur primarily in the feces and are larger.
    • A. 

      S. japonicum

    • B. 

      S. intercalatum

    • C. 

      S. Mansoni

    • D. 

      S. viverrini

  • 9. 
    Commonly known as canine heartworm:
    • A. 

      Anisakis spp.

    • B. 

      Dracunculus medinensis

    • C. 

      Dirofilaria immitis

    • D. 

      Angiostrongylus costaricensis