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Rheumatic fever: Quiz


Question 1: Patients with positive cultures for Streptococcus pyogenes should be treated with penicillin as long as ________ is not present.
HypersensitivityAnaphylaxisAllergyGraft-versus-host disease

Question 2: While it is far less common in the ________ since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been a few outbreaks since the 1980s.
CanadaUnited StatesAlaskaPhilippines

Question 3: In Western countries, it became fairly rare since the 1960s, probably due to widespread use of antibiotics to treat ________ infections.

Question 4: ________ (likely though not certain)
Köchel catalogueMozart piano concertosWolfgang Amadeus MozartMozart family grand tour

Question 5: Group A streptococcus pyogenes has a cell wall composed of branched polymers which sometimes contain M protein that are highly ________.
Immune systemPhagocyteAntigenPolyclonal B cell response

Question 6: Patients with significant symptoms may require ________.
MineralocorticoidCorticosteroidGlucocorticoidSex steroid

Question 7: Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that occurs following a ________, (such as strep throat or scarlet fever).
ICD-10 Chapter I: Certain infectious and parasitic diseasesErysipelasStreptococcal pharyngitisGroup A streptococcal infection

Question 8: Cg+ S. aureus (Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, ________, MRSA)
AnthraxErysipelasToxic shock syndromeDiphtheria

Question 9: ________ (likely though not certain)
John DillonJohn RedmondIrish Parliamentary PartyCharles Stewart Parnell

Question 10: Acute rheumatic valvular lesions may also involve a cell-mediated immunity reaction as these lesions predominantly contain ________ cells and macrophages.
T helper cellImmune systemB cellCytotoxic T cell

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