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Acanthamoeba: Quiz

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Question 1: Infection usually mimics that of bacterial ________, tuberculous meningitis, or viral encephalitis.
SinusitisGastroenteritisMeningoencephalitisMeningitis

Question 2: ________ (MRSA) is an important pathogen in the hospital setting due to its resistance to many antibiotics.
Clostridium difficileMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusAnthraxPathogenic bacteria

Question 3: Acanthamoeba crosses the ________ by means that are not yet understood.
MeningitisAIDSBlood-brain barrierImmune system

Question 4: These include ________ and Legionella-like pathogens.
Legionella longbeachaeBacteriaLegionellaLegionellosis

Question 5: Recent findings from the ________ demonstrate that MRSA can infect and replicate inside of Acanthamoeba polyphaga; this Acanthamoeba species is widespread throughout the environment.
University of BristolUniversity of BathBath Spa UniversityUniversity of Exeter

Question 6: A post-mortem ________ reveals severe oedema and hemorrhagic necrosis.
LiverBiopsyHepatitisCirrhosis

Question 7: [1] The latter is caused by Acanthamoeba entering cuts and spreading to the ________.
Grey matterCentral nervous systemWhite matterNeuron

Question 8: contain diverse bacterial ________ which are similar to human pathogens.
EvolutionEndosymbiontOrganismDNA

Question 9: Acanthamoeba is a genus of amoebae, one of the most common protozoa in soil, and also frequently found in ________ and other habitats.
LakeFreshwaterEarthWater resources

Question 10: Infection usually occurs in patients with an immunodeficiency, diabetes, malignancies, malnutrition, ________, or alcoholism.
Atopic dermatitisBullous pemphigoidContact dermatitisSystemic lupus erythematosus







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