Infectious Disease Quizzes & Trivia

Most of us have had some sort of infectious disease in our lives, and many of us have taken medicines to help us recover. Do you know the names of all the infectious diseases we are susceptible to? Our infectious disease quizzes have been designed to really test how much you know about viruses and microorganisms.

You may know that our bodies can fight off an infectious disease, but do you know how this happens? Do you know what a primary pathogen or an occult infection is? Do you know how a scientist can tell if a disease is infectious or not. Next time you have an infection; will you know what the symptoms are, or how it can be treated? Have a look at one of our infectious disease quizzes and see how much you know and how much you still have to learn. 

Provide the Generic Name 

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    A disease caused by the HIV virus that breaks down the body's immune system


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Pediatric infectious disease questions for medical students, residents and fellows.

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    You are called to the emergency department late one evening in July to evaluate a 5-year-old girl who spent all day at the beach and now has fever, sore throat, and vomiting without diarrhea. Physical examination reveals a tired, fussy, but not toxic child who has a temperature of 38.9°C (102.0°F), pulse of 110 beats/min, respiratory rate of 20 breaths/min, blood pressure of 98/58 mm Hg, diffuse sunburn with accentuation in the groin and pharyngitis. Rapid testing for streptococcal infection is negative and a throat culture is pending.Additional laboratory evaluation reveals: White blood cell count of 16.4x103/mcL (16.4x10p/L) with 2% bands and 84% polymorphonuclear leukocytes Hemoglobin of 12.8 mg/dL (128 g/L) Platelet count of 172x103/mcL (172x109/L) Sodium of 138 mEq/L (138 mmol/L) Potassium of 3.6 mEq/L (3.6 mmol/L) Chloride of 101 mEq/L (101 mmol/L) Bicarbonate of 19 mEq/L (19 mmol/L) Blood urea nitrogen of 19 mg/dL (6.8 mmol/L) Creatinine of 1.2 mg/dL (106.1 mcmol/L) Glucose of 125 mg/dL (6.9 mmol/L) Calcium of 8.4 (2.1 mmol/L)

Based on chapter 8 of Robbins and Cotran pathologic Basis of Disease, 7th edition.

Questions: 23  |  Attempts: 171   |  Last updated: May 4, 2018
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    Viruses are classified by Their nucleic acid genome (DNA or RNA) (Double stranded or single stranded) The shape of the capsid (icosahedral or ______) The presence or absence of a ______ envelope Their mode of replication The preferred cell type for replication ( ie tissue  _______) The type of pathology

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