Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Microbial Intoxications
Self-Study 066.1 – Basic Level
Contact Hours (Points): 12
Written by Paul G. Engelkirk PhD and Janet Duben-Engelkirk EdD.
Revised and Updated by Robert C. Fader, PhD, D(ABMM).
1999. Updated 2013 (Exam is unchanged).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I. INTRODUCTION
Pathogens; Cellular Pathogens; Acellular Pathogens; Indigenous Microflora and Opportunistic Pathogens; Infection” versus “Infectious Disease”; The Four Periods or Phases of an Infectious Disease; Localized versus Systemic Infections; Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Diseases; Symptoms of a Disease versus Signs of a Disease; Latent Infections; Primary versus Secondary Infections; The Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases; Virulence; Virulence Factors (Attributes That Enable Pathogens to Escape Destruction and Cause Disease); Attachment; Receptors and Adhesins; Bacterial Fimbriae (Pili); Intracellular Survival Mechanisms; Obligate Intracellular Pathogens; Capsules; Flagella; Exoenzymes; Necrotizing Enzymes; Coagulase; Kinases; Hyaluronidase; Collagenase; Hemolysins; Lecithinase; Toxins; Mechanisms by Which Pathogens Escape the Immune Response; Antigenic Variation; Camouflage and Molecular Mimicry; Destruction of Antibodies; Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents; Epidemiology; Epidemiologic Terminology; The Chain of Infection; Reservoirs of Infection; Zoonoses; Human Carriers; Inanimate Reservoirs; Modes of Transmission; Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), Nosocomial Infections; Standard Precautions; Transmission-Based Precautions; Reverse Isolation
PART II. INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Infectious Diseases of the Skin; Viral Infections of the Skin; Bacterial Infections of the Skin; Fungal Infections of the Skin; Burn and Wound Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Eyes; Viral Infections of the Eyes; Bacterial Infections of the Eyes; Protozoal Infections of the Eyes; Infectious Diseases of the Ears; Viral and Bacterial Ear Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Mouth; Bacterial Infections of the Oral Cavity; Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory System; Nonspecific Respiratory Infections; Specific Viral Respiratory Infections; Specific Bacterial Respiratory Infections; Specific Fungal Respiratory Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System; Viral Gastrointestinal Infections; Bacterial Gastrointestinal Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Genitourinary System; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Urinary Tract Infections; Viral Genitourinary Tract Infection; Bacterial Genitourinary Tract Infections; Protozoal Genitourinary Tract Infections; Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Infectious Diseases of the Circulatory System; Nonspecific Lymphatic and Cardiovascular Diseases; Viral Lymphatic and Cardiovascular Infections; Rickettsial and Ehrlichial Cardiovascular Infections; Other Bacterial Cardiovascular Infections; Protozoal Cardiovascular Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System; Viral Infections of the Nervous System; Bacterial Infections of the Nervous System; Protozoal Infections of the Nervous System; Fungal Infections of the Nervous System
PART III. MICROBIAL INTOXICATIONS
Bacterial Intoxications (Bacterial Foodborne Intoxications, Foodborne Infections, and Food Poisoning); Botulism; Clostridium perfringens Food Intoxication; Staphylococcal Food Intoxication; Algal Intoxications (Phycotoxicoses); Dinoflagellates; Pfiesteria piscicida; Fungal Intoxications (Mycotoxicoses)