Questions on Clinical Microbiology

  1. What is a fastidious organism?
  2. Streptococcus pyogenes is haemolytic in nature. Explain.
  3. What are nosocomial infections?
  4. What is the selective medium used for the isolation f Pseudomonas aeruginosa?
  5. Define opportunistic organism with suitable examples.
  6. How does HIV differ from AIDS?
  7. ‘X’ and ‘B’ factors are associated with the growth of Haemophilus influenzae. What does ‘X’ and ’V’ factors stand for?
  8. Mention the name of the selective medium used for the isolation of Staphylococcus aureus.
  9. With suitable examples, explain the meaning of the acronym STD.
  10. Mention the causative agents of cholera and gonorrhea.
  11. Briefly describe selective toxicity as it relates to antimicrobial agents.
  12. Using suitable examples, explain briefly broad spectrum antibiotics and narrow spectrum antibiotics.


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