Home [Immunology] The Serological Response to Parasitic and Fungal Infections Quizzes (19 tests)

[Immunology] The Serological Response to Parasitic and Fungal Infections Quizzes (19 tests)

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The Serological Response to Parasitic and Fungal Infections Quizzes
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Compared to a host’s response to the mumps virus, overcoming a parasitic infection is more difficult for the host because of which of the following characteristics of parasites?

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Most of the pathology associated with parasitic infections results from which of the following?

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Parasites are able to evade host defenses by which of the following means?

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The chronic nature of parasitic infections is due to the host’s

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Clinical information provided by studying the immune response to parasitic diseases

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The presence of both IgM and IgG antibody in toxoplasmosis infections suggests that the infection

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IgE is an important component of the immune response to infections caused by

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Which of the following are factors that have enabled saprophytic fungi to cause infections in humans?

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In congenital toxoplasmosis, the newborn has elevated levels of what class of immunoglobulin?

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When a mycosis is suspected, patient information must be acquired for all of the following except

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The most significant defense against fungal infections is

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Serodiagnosis is most important in making a rapid and presumptive diagnosis of fungal infections when

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Because the stage of the mycosis is often not known, what is the best way to proceed when initiating serodiagnosis?

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After infection has been established, serodiagnostic tests are most likely to be positive in which of the following cases?

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Which best describes nonspecific cross-reactions that occur in fungal serological tests?

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Two serological tests currently used for the diagnosis of aspergillosis and candidiasis are

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A 27-year-old man from Ohio, diagnosed with AIDS, developed chest pains and after a short period of time also developed severe headaches with dizziness. His hobby was raising messenger pigeons. His physician ordered a sputum culture and spinal tap, and both were positive for a yeastlike fungus. These findings are most consistent with infection by

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Which of the following serological tests detects the polysaccharide capsule antigen in serum and CSF of patients with suspected infection with Cryptococcus neoformans?

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What is the most widely used quantitative serological test for identification of antibodies in infection with Coccidioides immitis?

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