Quiz 03 - 1 of 20 A. The presence of fever, headaches, and...

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1 of 20 Which of the following statements is true about infection with Aspergillus fumigatus? A. A. fumigatus will not grow at body temperature so is more frequently a colonizer B. Infection is caused by the inhalation of infectious arthrospores C. Breaks in the skin are a common portal of entry D. Neutropenia is a major risk factor as neutrophils kill the invasive hyphal form E. Most infected patients develop disease 2 of 20 A 50-year old man presents with confusion and CT scan shows a focal lesion in his right tempero-frontal area. PCR of his cerebrospinal fluid is positive for Herpes simplex virus. Which of the following is true of the cause of his infection? A. This syndrome could be caused by either HSV 1 or HSV2 B. His infection is potentially fatal unless treated with an effective antiviral drug such as acyclovir C. It is caused by a RNA virus so is sensitive to reverse transcriptase inhibitors D. Normal appearing brain tissue next to the lesion will also be microscopically normal E. Red cells in the CSF rule out HSV infection. 3 of 20 A 28-year old woman who is 4 months pregnant presents with fever, cough and myalgias in January. A rapid test of a nasopharyngeal swab is positive for influenza. Which of the following is true of the cause of her infection? A. The presence of fever, headaches, and myalgia are due to the widespread dissemination of the virus B. Only the very young and elderly are at risk of dying from this infection. C. Every infected patient should be treated with antivirals to decrease the risk of spread to others D. Emergence of a new pandemic strain may arise from reassortment of human and avian viruses in another animal host E. Live attenuated vaccine is indicated for immunocompromised patients because of their limited immune response 4 of 20 Which of the following is true for the laboratory diagnosis of HIV? A. A negative antibody test for HIV excludes the possibility the
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Quiz 03 - 1 of 20 A. The presence of fever, headaches, and...

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