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Diphtheria: Quiz


Question 1: Patients with allergies to penicillin G or erythromycin can use rifampin or ________.

Question 2: The disease may remain manageable, but in more severe cases ________ in the neck may swell, and breathing and swallowing will be more difficult.
SpleenLymph nodeLymphatic systemImmune system

Question 3: Longer-term effects of the diphtheria toxin include ________ [6] and peripheral neuropathy (sensory type).
CardiomyopathyHypertrophic cardiomyopathyHeart failureMyocarditis

Question 4: However, antibiotics against diphtheria were not available until the discovery and development of ________.
AcetazolamideSulfonamide (medicine)MetronidazoleSulfanilamide

Question 5: By 1998, according to Red Cross estimates, there were as many as 200,000 cases in the ________, with 5,000 deaths.
ASEANCommonwealth of Independent StatesEuropean UnionShanghai Cooperation Organisation

Question 6: Von Behring was awarded the first ________ in Medicine for his role in the discovery, and development of a serum therapy for diphtheria.
Nobel FoundationNobel Prize controversiesNobel Peace PrizeNobel Prize

Question 7: The current definition of diphtheria used by the ________ (CDC) is based on both laboratory and clinical criteria.
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and ControlBiological hazardChinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Question 8: ________ (orally or by injection) for 14 days (40 mg/kg per day with a maximum of 2 g/d), or

Question 9: Uncommon consequences include ________ (about 20% of cases) [2] and peripheral neuropathy (about 10% of cases).

Question 10: A, bacitracin susceptible: S. pyogenes (Scarlet fever, Erysipelas, ________, Streptococcal pharyngitis)
Rheumatic feverTuberculous pericarditisMyocarditisSubacute bacterial endocarditis


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