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Infectious Diseases Exam Questions
1. a) Oral manifestations of infectious diseases
b) Infections due to Helicobacter pylori

2. a) Measles
b) Differential diagnosis and therapy of palsies in infectious diseases

3. a) Purulent meningitis in adult patients
b) Infections due to Escherichia coli

4. a) Overview of diseases caused by foodborne enterotoxins (excepting botulismus)
b) Tetracyclines and chloramphenicol

5. a) Aseptic meningitis and acute meningoencephalitis
b) Broad-spectrum penicillins and carbapenems

6. a) Therapy of infectious diarrhoeas in adults and children
b) Rickettsiosis and ehrlichiosis

7. a) Symptomatology and differential diagnosis of diarrhoeal diseases
b) Allergic skin reactions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Lyell syndrome

8. a) Complications and therapy of streptococcal infections
b) Fifth disease and other infections due to parvovirus

9. a) Mumps
b) Infections as occupational diseases

10. a) Erysipelas, cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis
b) Dietary treatment of infectious diseases

11. a) Differential diagnosis of jaundice
b) Listerial infections

12. a) Differential diagnosis of pseudomembranous tonsillitis
b) Roseola infantium and other infections caused by HHV-6 and HHV-7

13. a) Differential diagnosis of the maculopapular rash
b) Macrolides and azalides

14. a) Differential diagnosis of vesiculoulcerative lesions in infectious diseases
b) Diphtheria

15. a) Symptoms, signs and laboratory features of viral hepatits
b) Pseudomembranous colitis

16. a) Lyme disease
b) Interferon and immune-based therapies of infectious diseases

17. a) Lumbar puncture and CSF examination
b) Viral hemorrhagic fevers

18. a) Epidemiologic features of viral hepatitis
b) Atypical pneumonias

19. a) Pneumococcal infections
b) Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), Reye´s syndrome

20. a) Infections due to group B streptococci, enterococci, and viridans streptococci
b) Follow-up of HIV positive patients

21. a) Diagnosis and therapy of urinary tract infections
b) Rubella

22. a) Meningism
b) Prophylaxis against viral hepatitis

23. a) Invasive meningococcal infections
b) Infection control in the hospital

24. a) Streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis
b) Infections due to Yersinia enterocolitica

25. a) Viral diarrhoeal diseases
b) Infections of the nervous system in HIV positive subjects

26. a) Infectious diseases in elderly and in patients with diabetes
b) Enterobiosis and ascariasis

27. a) Mycoplasma infections
b) Collection and interpretation of a blood culture

28. a) Natural history of HIV infection
b) Actinomycosis

29. a) Epidemiologic features of HIV infection
b) Typhoid fever and related enteric fevers

30. a) Congenital toxoplasmosis
b) Steroids in treatment of infectious diseases

31. a) Chickenpox
b) Infections in i.v. drug users

32. a) Leptospirosis
b) Immunizations in high-risk persons and during outbreaks

33. a) Herpes zoster
b) Blood count in infectious diseases

34. a) Infections due to herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2
b) Biological weapons and bioterrorism

35. a) Infections due to cytomegalovirus
b) Disease prevention in travelers (including recommended vaccinations)

36. a) Animal bites and rabies prevention
b) Carrier state of microorganisms

37. a) Anaerobic soft-tissue infections
b) Infections due to adenoviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, and rhinoviruses

38. a) Tetanus
b) Eye infections

39. a) Differential diagnosis of adenopathies
b) Toxic shock syndrome

40. a) Salmonellosis
b) Overview of antiviral agents

41. a) Shigellosis
b) Epidemiologic features of zoonoses

42. a) Natural penicillins
b) Overview of intestinal helmiths (excluding enterobiasis and ascariasis)

43. a) Arthralgias as a symptom of infectious diseases and joint infections
b) Tularemia

44. a) Toxocariasis and other helminthic tissue involvement
b) Human and animal immunoglobulins in treatment of infectious diseases

45. a) Cephalosporins
b) Guillain-Barré syndrome

46. a) Important systemic fungal infections (excluding candidiasis)
b) Prion diseases of the nervous system

47. a) Routine vaccination schedule
b) Chlamydia infections

48. a) Infections due to enteroviruses including acute poliomyelitis
b) Systemic antifungal agents

49. a) Pneumonia in the compromised host and nosocomial pneumonia
b) Lincosamides

50. a) Fever of unknown origin - FUO (etiology and work-up)
b) Intestinal protozoonoses (excluding amoebiasis and giardiasis)

51. a) Influenza and parainfluenza
b) Aminoglycosides

52. a) Acute epiglottitis and subglottic laryngitis
b) Tissue protozoonoses (excluding toxoplasmosis)

53. a) Community-acquired pneumonia
b) Kawasaki syndrome

54. a) Diarrhoeal diseases in infants
b) Quinolones and metronidazole

55. a) Meningitis in newborns and infants
b) Traveler´s diarrhea and precaution against foodborne infections in developing

56. a) Infections in patients with neutropenia or with impaired humoral defense mechanisms
b) Fever and its treatment

57. a) Infections in patients with impaired cellular defense mechanisms
b) Rabies

58. a) Infective endocarditis
b) Botulismus

59. a) Candidiasis
b) Pertussis and related diseases

60. a) Infectious mononucleosis
b) Ansamycines, vancomycin, teicoplanin, and streptogramins

61. a) Sepsis
b) Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

62. a) Septic shock
b) Tick-born encephalitis and other arboviral encephalitides

63. a) Infections during the pregnancy
b) Tuberculous meningitis

64. a) Brucellosis, anthrax, and other zoonoses with adenopathy
b) Herpes simplex virus encephalitis

65. a) Infections due to Haemophilus influenzae
b) Amoebiasis and giardiasis

66. a) Penicillinase-resistant penicillins and other drugs for staphylococcal infections
b) Legionnaires´ disease and related illnesses

67. a) Malaria
b) Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics for anaerobic infections

68. a) Staphylococcal infections (excluding pyodermias)
b) Cholera and infections due to non-cholera Vibrio

69. a) Scarlet fever
b) Liver injury in infectious diseases (exccluding viral hepatitis)

70. a) Differential diagnosis of febrile illnesses in tropical and subtropical areas
b) Sulfonamides and trimethoprim

71. a) Nosocomial infections
b) Myocarditis and pericarditis in infectious diseases

72. a) Plague
b) Parasitic skin infections

To show your ability to write a prescription is a part of the exam. We want you to write down by heart especially:
  • (1) An antibiotic for
    • Tonsillitis
    • Pneumonia
    • Otitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Shingles
    • Lyme disease
    • Enterobiasis
    • Some skin and wound infection

  • (2) Symptomatic drug against
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Itching rash
    • Diarrhea

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