Microbiology: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review by Richard C. Tilton

By Richard C. Tilton

Offers clinical scholars 500 questions, solutions, and causes to arrange for the microbiology element of the USMLE Step 1. the hot version contains many new questions within the two-step medical layout to simulate the USMLE Step 1.

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Both the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase are glycoproteins under separate genetic control, and because of this they can and do vary independently. qxd 11/14/01 4:59 PM Page 53 Virology Answers 53 viruses. The paramyxoviruses include several important human pathogens (mumps virus, measles virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and parainfluenza virus). Both paramyxoviruses and orthomyxoviruses possess an RNAdependent RNA polymerase that is a structural component of the virion and produces the initial RNA.

116. A patient with a peptic ulcer was admitted to the hospital and a gastric biopsy was performed. The tissue was cultured on chocolate agar incubated in a microaerophilic environment at 37°C for 5 to 7 days. At 5 days of incubation, colonies appeared on the plate and were curved, Gramnegative rods, oxidase-positive. The most likely identity of this organism is a. b. c. d. e. Campylobacter jejuni Vibrio parahaemolyticus Haemophilus influenzae Helicobacter pylori Campylobacter fetus 117. An inhibitor was designed to block a biologic function in H.

The exact mode of transmission of this infectious agent is not known. Because of severe side effects, the rotavirus vaccine has been recalled and is temporarily unavailable. Infectious mononucleosis caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) is clinically difficult to distinguish from that caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Lymphocytosis is usually present with an abundance of atypical lymphocytes. CMV-induced mononucleosis should be considered in any case of mononucleosis that is heterophil-negative and in patients with fever of unknown origin.

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