Flashcards in Microbiology Deck (14)
How can direct virus detection be done for PCR?
What does the killed flu vaccine contain?
2 Influenza A viruses, 1 influenza B virus
The live attenuated flu vaccine is more effective than the killed vaccine in which age group?
Children aged 2-17
Where does H. influenzae tend to colonise in the body?
Upper respiratory tract
H. influenza is a Gram positive bacillus. True/False?
Gram negative bacillus
Which organisms are most commonly associated with exacerbations of COPD?
Which organism causes whooping cough?
Strep pneumoniae is a B-haemolitic cocci in clusters. True/False?
A-haemolytic cocci in chains
The majority of organisms that cause HAP are Gram what?
If CURB56 score 0-2, which antibiotics are given?
Amoxicillin (Doxycycline if penicillin allergic)
If CURB65 score 3-5, which antibiotics are given?
Co-amoxiclav + IV clarithromycin/PO doxycyline (IV levofloxacin if penicillin allergic)
In severe HAP, which antibiotics are given?
Amoxicillin (Co-trimoxazole if penicillin allergic), Metronidazole, Gentamicin
Which antibiotics are used for Legionnaire's disease?
Levofloxacin if penicillin allergic