The Quizzes about Infection diseases – Part 5 (14 test)

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Three individuals living on the same floor in a university dormitory residence develop symptoms and signs of pneumonia. The diagnosis is confirmed by CXR, and sputum samples are positive for S. pneumoniae. In an outbreak, which of the following conditions most likely predisposed these three individuals to developing pneumococcal pneumonia?

It is possible that such outbreaks can occur in people with no predisposing factors, unlike the vast majority of sporadic cases. However, the only common predisposing factor in a young healthy population such as this would be a previous viral respiratory infection.

The Quizzes about Infection diseases – Part 5 (14 test)
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