Table of Contents
How to use this book.
Part 1 Basics.
Laboratory diagnosis of infection.
Infection and immunity.
Approach to the patient.
Part 2 Cases.
Case 1 A 68-year-old woman with bloody diarrhoea.
Case 2 A 73-year-old man who has been feeling generally unwell for 2 weeks.
Case 3 A 36-year-old man with hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Case 4 A 26-year-old male with jaundice.
Case 5 A 28-year-old female student with severe headache and drowsiness.
Case 6 A 30-year-old female with a vesicular skin rash.
Case 7 A 37-year-old man with fever and pleuritic pain.
Case 8 A 14-year-old school girl with a rash.
Case 9 A 68-year-old woman with fever and muscle pains.
Case 10 A 35-year-old teacher with fever and chills on return from Malawi.
Case 11 A 32-year-old man with night sweats and fatigue.
Case 12 A 41-year-old male with a red, hot and swollen left lower leg.
Case 13 An 18-year-old female student with vaginal discharge.
Case 14 An outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting on an orthopaedic ward.
Case 15 An antenatal visit.
Case 16 Headache in a 35-year-old South African woman.
Case 17 A 64-year-old man with fever and rigors.
Case 18 A 42-year-man with fever, cough and myalgia.
Case 19 A 75-year-old man with a sore hip.
Case 20 A 24-year-old man with acute myelogenous leukaemia who has developed a fever.
Case 21 A 53-year-old man with fever, severe back pain and abdominal pain.
Case 22 A 20-year-old female student with a rash, fever, myalgia and diarrhoea.
Case 23 A 54-year-old man with a cough and night sweats.
Case 24 A 15-year-old boy with fever and a sore throat.
Part 3 Self-assessment.
Index of cases by diagnosis or organism.