Introduction to Infectious Diseases – Section 1 of “Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Microbial Intoxications”
Self-Study 163 – Basic Level
Contact Hours (Points): 4
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; Nosocomial Infections; Standard Precautions; Transmission-Based Precautions; Reverse Isolation