Pathogenesis Of Microbial Disease

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a competitive advantage of virulence mechanisms?
    • A. 

      Perpetuation

    • B. 

      Survival with in the body

    • C. 

      Dispersal

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which is a genetic disposition that gives humans an advantage versus disease causing microbes?
    • A. 

      Sickle cell anemia

    • B. 

      Duffy Antigen

    • C. 

      HIV

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following would an opportunistic pathogen take advantage of?
    • A. 

      AIDS patient

    • B. 

      Athlete

    • C. 

      Child

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which is the correct order of Koch's postulate?
    • A. 

      Recover, inoculate, isolate, observe

    • B. 

      Isolate, inoculate, recover, observe

    • C. 

      Observe, isolate, recover, inoculate

    • D. 

      Isolate, observe, inoculate, recover

    • E. 

      Observe, isolate, inoculate, recover

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a mode of transmission?
    • A. 

      STD

    • B. 

      Arthropod bite

    • C. 

      STD

    • D. 

      Inhalation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Botulism is a communicable disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You can catch many microbial pathogens from a pet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Pathogenicity refers to the host that is infected
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is defined as the number of microbes required to produce a disease?
    • A. 

      Infectious Dose

    • B. 

      Pathogen

    • C. 

      Pathogenesis

    • D. 

      Infection

    • E. 

      Disease

  • 10. 
    I patient comes in and says that they have been feeling light headed.  Is this a sign or a symptom?
    • A. 

      Sign

    • B. 

      Symptom

  • 11. 
    During which stage of disease do you begin to have clinical manifestations?
    • A. 

      Convalescent

    • B. 

      Incubation

    • C. 

      Acute

    • D. 

      Prodromal

    • E. 

      Decline

  • 12. 
    During which stage of disease may the microbial become dormant and stay in the host asymptomatically?
    • A. 

      Decline

    • B. 

      Incubation

    • C. 

      Acute

    • D. 

      Covalescent

    • E. 

      Prodromal

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a strict pathogen?
    • A. 

      Clostridium difficile

    • B. 

      Escherichia coli

    • C. 

      Candida albicans

    • D. 

      Staphylococcus aureus

    • E. 

      Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT a mechanism of microbial adherence?
    • A. 

      Enzyme mediated tissue damage

    • B. 

      Evasion of host immune system

    • C. 

      Normal flora in the GI tract

    • D. 

      Toxigenicity

    • E. 

      Adherence

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is considered a adherence factor?
    • A. 

      Fimbriae

    • B. 

      Capsule

    • C. 

      Slime layer

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Which of the following does Klebsiella contain?
    • A. 

      Slime layer

    • B. 

      Somatic pili

    • C. 

      Sex pili

    • D. 

      Capsule

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Glucosyltransferase is most likey to be found in the following
    • A. 

      Eye

    • B. 

      Ear

    • C. 

      Nose

    • D. 

      Mouth

    • E. 

      Urethra

  • 18. 
    Which of the following does not have the ability to invade a hosts tissue?
    • A. 

      Rhizopus

    • B. 

      Shigella

    • C. 

      Yersinia

    • D. 

      Neisseria gonorrhoeae

    • E. 

      Chlamydia trachomatis

  • 19. 
    Which of the following acts as an adherence component in A-B exotoxins?  May be more than one answer.
    • A. 

      A subunit

    • B. 

      B subunit

    • C. 

      Protective Antigen (PA)

    • D. 

      Edema Factor (EF)

    • E. 

      Lethal Factor (LF)

  • 20. 
    Botulism causes spastic paralysis
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is an enterotoxin?  May be more than one
    • A. 

      Rotavirus

    • B. 

      Candida albicans

    • C. 

      E. Coli

    • D. 

      S. aureus

    • E. 

      Mucor

  • 22. 
    Which part of a microbial cell causes an endotoxin?
    • A. 

      Cell membrane

    • B. 

      Pili

    • C. 

      Cell wall

    • D. 

      Flagella

    • E. 

      Mitochondria

  • 23. 
    Hyaluronidase causes damage to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Connective Tissue

    • B. 

      Nails

    • C. 

      Collagen

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT encapsulated?
    • A. 

      S. pneumoniae

    • B. 

      N. memingitidis

    • C. 

      Mucor

    • D. 

      H. influenzae

    • E. 

      Cryptococcus

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