Chapter 21 - Self-Evaluation and Chapter Confidence

Penicillin is used to treat all of the following except

Pneumonia can be caused by which of the following?

Which of the following does not produce exotoxin?

Which of the following infections can result in the formation of a pseudomembrane in the throat?

Which of the following is a leading cause of nosocomial pneumonia?

Fungal infections of the respiratory tract are usually associated with which of the following?

Legionella is transmitted by

The patient has a sore throat. Which of the following could be involved?

Mycobacterium is a problem for the host defense because it has no cell wall.

During the treatment of tuberculosis, compliance by patients can be difficult because they are too weak to concentrate.

Because the symptoms of pertussis can be similar to those of a cold, many infected adults can spread the infection to places such as schools and nurseries without knowing it.

Is the reason given in the following statement correct or incorrect? Erythromycin is better than penicillin for treating legionellosis because Legionella has rapid protein synthesis.

For a long time, the Pneumocystis infection was thought to be caused by a protozoan because of the shape of its nucleus and its spores.

In patients with AIDS, the preferred therapy for tuberculosis is with pentamidine and trimetrexate because most of them have severe side effects with TMP-SMX therapy.

Because of their cone-like shape, Histoplasmosis spores are usually referred to as microconidia.