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Test your knowledge of infectious diseases

GP Dr Mike Wyndham tests your clinical expertise - are each of these statements true or false? Find the answers in the attached table.

GP Dr Mike Wyndham tests your clinical expertise - are each of these statements true or false? Find the answers in the attached table.


1. Roseola infantum


A Is caused by a herpes virus

B Usually affects infants under the age of 9 months

C Is commonly associated with diarrhoea

D Causes an Roseola infantum

2. Rotavirus


A Normally has an incubation period of seven to 10 days

B Occurs most commonly in the autumn

C May cause a bloody diarrhoea in young infants

D

3. Erysipelas


A Is commonly caused by Staphlococcus aureus

B Usually has a slow onset

C Causes a rash with a diffuse border

D Frequently affects the face

4. EBV infectious mononucleosis


A Is often an asymptomatic infection

B Manifests with splenomegaly early in the illness

C May cause an aseptic meningitis

D

5. Chickenpox


A Is a notifiable disease

B Most commonly occurs in winter and spring

C May be transmitted through infected bed linen

D Can cause encephalitChickenpox Answers

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