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164-Online: Infectious Diseases and Microbial Intoxication – Section 2 of “Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Microbial Intoxications”


Contact Hours (Points): 8

Infectious diseases are diseases that follow colonization of the body by a pathogen (i.e., pathology resulting from the actual presence of the pathogen on or in the body). Although the sequence of pathogenesis frequently follows the sequence: entry  adherence  invasion  cell damage, not all infectious diseases follow this sequence. For example, certain intestinal pathogens (e.g., certain types of enterovirulent E. coli) need not attach to the wall of the intestine in order to cause disease.

The infectious diseases described in this section are categorized both by anatomical location and by type(s) of microorganism. For example, meningitis is discussed in the section on Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System, and within the section on meningitis, various bacterial, fungal, viral, and protozoal causes of meningitis are discussed. Discussions of helminth infections and arthropod infestations are beyond the scope of this course.

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Infectious Diseases and Microbial Intoxication – Section 2 of “Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Microbial Intoxications”

Self-Study 164 – Basic Level

Contact Hours (Points): 8

Written by Paul G. Engelkirk PhD and Janet Duben-Engelkirk EdD.

Revised and Updated by Robert C. Fader, PhD, D(ABMM).

1999. Updated 2013.

The following information is briefly provided for most of the diseases discussed in this section:

  • Characteristics of the Disease
  • Pathogen(s)
  • Reservoir(s)
  • Mode(s) of Transmission
  • Pertinent Epidemiologic Information
  • Diagnostic Procedure(s)

This course was updated in 2013.

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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
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)

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